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IMMIGRATION UPDATE: FINANCIAL RULES RELAXED FOR FAMILY SETTLEMENT VISAS

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Recent changes to the Immigration Rules confirm that the Caseworkers should now give more consideration to wider sources of income and financial support when assessing family visa applications against the strict £18,600 minimum income requirement. ...

EU Citizens in the UK post-Brexit: the Government's offer.

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The Government recently published their proposals setting out what they hope to offer European Citizens living in the UK, in lieu of their Free Movement rights, after the UK has formally left the European Union. We have prepared a report on what the offer...

ILLEGAL WORKERS: WILL YOUR BUSINESS SURVIVE AN INSPECTION?

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The Home Office have at their disposal an arsenal of penalties that they can deploy against employers found to be hiring illegal workers, such as fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker, criminal prosecutions and the revocation of Sponsor Licences....

Hiring and firing - International workers

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Hiring Most businesses will already have a set procedure for hiring new members of staff. This may include the following broad steps: Advertising Preparing a Job Description and Person Specification ...

Divorce and Immigration: the issues

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When making the decision to file for a Divorce, everyone involved will have concerns and there will be many issues to consider. For many people the difficulties of managing and mitigating any impact this will have on the children will be key, along...

Is it the beginning of the end for UK immigration?

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The Government has made a number of important proposals in recent weeks and months relating to the overhaul of immigration in the UK. This article aims to round up and summarise some of the key immigration changes that have taken place so far in 2016,...

Brexit results are in, what next for Immigration Law?

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The result of the EU Referendum is now confirmed and the nation has voted 51.9% in favour of leaving the European Union. It is still too early to tell exactly what will happen next, but we now have a better indication of the direction we will be moving in....

International recruitment: An Immigration Goldmine

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Businesses in the UK do not have an automatic right to hire non-EU workers. The right to recruit internationally is regulated by UK Immigration legislation. As a result of this ‘red-tape’, there is no immediate incentive for businesses to...

EU Brexit: What it could mean for Free Movement

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For those EU Citizens currently residing in the UK, along with their families, the EU Referendum on Thursday 23 June 2016 is set to open up a lot of questions about their Immigration status in the UK and their ability to remain and work. At this stage, it...

Tier 2 Visa Reforms for Skilled Non-EU Workers

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Early this year we reported that the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) had published a review of Tier 2 (Skilled Worker) migration which had recommended, amongst other things, a minimum salary uplift for future visa applicants. The Home Office have...