Right-to-work: Challenging Civil Penalties

Have you received a fine for an illegal working offence?  These are becoming increasingly common in the UK. The fact that liability can occur solely through minor mistakes, potential fines of up to £20,000 and the significant risks mean that this should be something small businesses address. A total of 152 civil penalties with [...]

By |2022-07-04T08:45:11+00:00July 4th, 2022|Categories: Media Resources|0 Comments

Latest Immigration Statistics: Is the New System Actually Working?

The Home Office published its quarterly data regarding employment-based immigration at the end of last week, which often indicates trends in immigration applications.  This encompasses applications through to March 2022 so includes three quarters in the UK in which there were only minor restrictions on travel caused by the pandemic.  A better comparator in respect [...]

By |2022-06-07T10:36:51+00:00June 7th, 2022|Categories: Media Resources|0 Comments

An Easier UK Visa For High Potential Individuals

A new UK visa category allows some overseas graduates permission to work in the UK for two years.  This is significant because most existing immigration programmes require sponsorship and investment by UK-based employers.  Individuals seeking to work in the UK without this who are graduates of the relevant universities should be aware of this [...]

By |2022-05-27T12:08:54+00:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: Media Resources|0 Comments

New Opportunities in the 2022 Immigration Rules

New Immigration Rules were published on 11th April which will take effect on dates between this month and May.    There is an enormous amount of detail in these – over 2oo pages in total – but there are significant changes which may, we feel, help our clients in the near future. A New High [...]

By |2022-05-03T13:35:25+00:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Media Resources|0 Comments

March 2022 Immigration Updates:

Replacement of visa rote UK Visas & Immigration (‘UKVI’) are planning to cancel initial applications for the Representative of Overseas Business Visa, as it will be replaced with "Global Business Mobility - UK Expansion Worker route". Overseas businesses wishing to establish a UK branch or subsidiary may be able to send workers on the Global [...]

By |2022-05-03T13:37:36+00:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Update on the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa: 

The Tier 1 (Investor) Visa gave high net worth individuals the opportunity to emigrate to the UK, provided they had a minimum amount of money to invest.   From 4:00pm on 17 February 2022, the Tier 1 (Investor) Migrant route is closed to all new initial applications for entry clearance or leave to remain amid growing [...]

By |2022-05-03T13:38:56+00:00March 11th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

February 2022 Immigration Updates:

Suspension of priority visa services for all applications made outside of the UK UK Visas & Immigration (‘UKVI’) announced the suspension of priority visa services for all applications made outside of the UK due to the ongoing Ukrainian Refugee Crisis. UKVI will prioritise applications made under the Ukraine Family Visa Scheme, and processing times for [...]

By |2022-05-03T13:40:06+00:00February 28th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

January 2022 Immigration Updates:

Temporary Concession: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Research: From 01 January 2022, the Home Office Guidance on a temporary concession to the Immigration Rules, which was introduced as part of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) endorsed funder route, is no longer in operation, as the concession ended on 31 December 2021. Iceland and India join the Youth [...]

By |2022-05-03T13:41:52+00:00February 7th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

December 2021 Immigration Updates:

Judgement of Fratila v Secretary of State The Supreme Court has allowed the Secretary of State’s appeal in R(Fratila) v Secretary of State for Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The background to the appeal is that, Ms Fratila and Mr Tanase (the "Respondents") are Romanian nationals residing in the UK. They both made applications for [...]

By |2022-05-03T13:43:27+00:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 2021 IMMIGRATION UPDATES:

Entering England during coronavirus UK Government has recently announced that from 4:00am 30 November 2021, fully vaccinated people must self-isolate and take a PCR test before the end of day 2 after they arrive in England. They may leave self-isolation if their PCR result is negative. Lateral flow tests will not be accepted. You can [...]

By |2021-12-06T15:36:06+00:00December 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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