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Health and Care Visa Scheme to Include Care Workers and Home Carers

Friday, 14 January 2022

We recently reported on the recommendation of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) that UK immigration rules for care workers should be immediately relaxed in an effort to ease pressure on the sector.

Health and Care Visa Scheme to Include Care Workers and Home Carers

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Changes to Right to Work Checks Coming on 6 April 2022

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

The Government has published new 'right to work' checks which sets out changes to the way in which employers must check the immigration status of biometric card holders from 6 April 2022.

Changes to Right to Work Checks Coming on 6 April 2022

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Calls Increase to Relax UK Immigration Rules for Care Workers

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Faced with increasing difficulties in the recruitment and retention of care workers, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has called for UK immigration rules for care workers to be relaxed 'immediately' in an effort to ease pressure on the sector.

Calls Increase to Relax UK Immigration Rules for Care Workers

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New UK Visa Offering to Attract Top Talent From Across the World

Tuesday, 02 November 2021

We delve into the practicalities of the UK's latest visa offering designed to help businesses build the strongest possible workforce, and see how easy it will be to access for those looking to take advantage.

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Requests for Employee Data From the Home Office - Are They Lawful?

Friday, 22 October 2021

The Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced far reaching changes to the way organisations need to think about how they handle personal data.

Requests for Employee Data From the Home Office - Are They Lawful?

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COVID-19 Concession on Right to Work Check Extended to 5 April 2022

Friday, 03 September 2021

Employers will be pleased to learn that the Government has further extended the concession allowing Right to Work checks to be conducted remotely rather than in person.

COVID-19 Concession on Right to Work Check Extended to 5 April 2022

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Further Changes on Conducting Right to Work Checks - What Do Employers Need to Know?

Friday, 25 June 2021

Further guidance on conducting Right to Work checks has been published which employers will need to familiarise themselves with if they are to remain compliant.

Further Changes on Conducting Right to Work Checks - What Do Employers Need to Know?

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Updated Guidance on Right to Work Checks to Take Effect From 1 July 2021

Friday, 11 June 2021

From 1 July 2021, employers will need to follow a new process when completing right to work checks on EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens.

Updated Guidance on Right to Work Checks to Take Effect From 1 July 2021

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What's in the New UK-India Migration Deal?

Friday, 14 May 2021

The UK and India have signed a landmark migration deal which enables Indian nationals between 18 and 30 to live and work in the UK, and vice versa, whilst enhancing the processes to return Indian nationals who do not have a legal right to be in the UK.

What's in the New UK-India Migration Deal?

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Updated Guidance on Right to Work Check Grace Period for EU Citizens

Friday, 26 March 2021

The Home Office has updated 'An employers' guide to right to work checks', which provides guidance on the right to work for EU citizens starting work in the UK between 1 January and 30 June 2021.

Updated Guidance on Right to Work Check Grace Period for EU Citizens

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Schools Immigration Update - Dealing with Post-Brexit and Coronavirus Issues

Friday, 19 March 2021

The effects of Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic continue to impact independent schools with international staff and students. This article explores some of the immigration issues which schools are currently grappling with.

Schools Immigration Update - Dealing with Post-Brexit and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Issues

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Immigration Reforms to Assist Tech Businesses Announced in the Budget

Friday, 05 March 2021

On 3 March 2021, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered the Budget - a statement that was keenly awaited to see how the Government proposes to help the UK recover from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

 Immigration Reforms to Assist Tech Businesses Announced in the Budget

Articles & Blogs Employment Immigration

Hong Kong British National (Overseas) Visas - What Employers Need to Know

Friday, 26 February 2021

On 31 January 2021, the UK launched a new immigration category - the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) route.

Hong Kong British National (Overseas) Visas  - What Employers Need to Know

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How Will the Post-Brexit Trade Deal Affect UK Employment and Immigration Law?

Friday, 15 January 2021

On 24 December 2020, the UK and EU finally agreed a trade deal, in the form of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). Both sides immediately moved to claim they had been victorious in the negotiations…

How Will the Post-Brexit Trade Deal Affect UK Employment and Immigration Law?

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The End of the Brexit Transition Period - Reminders for Employers

Friday, 18 December 2020

Although the post-Brexit transition period will come to an end at 11pm on 31 December 2020, we still await news on whether a trade deal can be reached between the UK and the EU.

The End of the Brexit Transition Period - Reminders for Employers