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Will Scrapping Skilled Migrants Cap Be Enough to Reduce Post-Brexit Shortages?

Friday, 28 September 2018

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has published its highly anticipated report on how the UK's immigration system might be adjusted to counteract the effects of Brexit.

Brexit

Articles & Blogs Immigration

New Start-up Visa Route Announced During London Tech Week

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced plans to try to encourage more talented entrepreneurs from overseas to set up businesses in the UK.

New Start-up Visa Route Announced During London Tech Week

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools Immigration

New Tier 4 Guidance - Latest Changes for Schools and Their Overseas Pupils

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

In January this year, UKVI published new guidance for Tier 4 sponsors and students.

New Tier 4 Guidance - Latest Changes for Schools and Their Overseas Pupils

Articles & Blogs Employment Immigration

A 'Hostile Environment' - Are the Tides Turning For the Windrush Generation?

Friday, 04 May 2018

Recent headlines have highlighted the impact government policies are having on many lawfully present, long-term UK residents.

Charity Commission Publishes Response on Annual Return 2018 - VWV Charity Law

Articles & Blogs Employment Immigration

Pressure Mounts on Recruitment of Key Overseas Talent

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Employers looking overseas to fill vacancies for skilled and senior roles have been facing difficulties over the last few months with restrictions starting to bite on the popular Tier 2 (General) immigration category.

Pressure Mounts on Recruitment of Key Overseas Talent

Articles & Blogs Employment Healthcare Immigration

Tier 2 Sponsorship of International Doctors - What GP Practices Need to Know

Monday, 05 March 2018

Following reports that the NHS and GP practices are struggling to attract and retain doctors from the European Economic Area (EEA), GP practices are increasingly looking further afield to try to fill vacancies.

Tier 2 Sponsorship of International Doctors - What GP Practices Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Employment Healthcare Immigration

Citizens' Rights After Brexit - What EU Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

Tuesday, 09 January 2018

As has been widely reported, the UK government and European Commission released a joint report in December on the status of the Brexit negotiations.

Citizens' Rights After Brexit - What EU Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Employment Immigration

Can You Dismiss an Employee for Failure to Produce Evidence of Right to Work in the UK?

Friday, 24 November 2017

A recent case has clarified that where an employee has the right to work in the UK, but has not provided evidence of this right, this failure does not entitle their employer to dismiss them for illegality, as no statutory duty is breached.

Immigration Law

Articles & Blogs Employment Immigration Technology & Startups

Tech Visas Boost for Birmingham… and Beyond

Friday, 17 November 2017

The government announced earlier this week that it will be introducing a package of measures to create new technology hubs in Birmingham and other cities around the UK.

Technology

Articles & Blogs Employment Immigration

Crunch Time for Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship?

Friday, 11 August 2017

A trend has developed over the last few months that will be of concern to many Tier 2 sponsors: the number of restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) made available under the government's cap on Tier 2 (General) is close to being reached.

Crunch Time for Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship?

Articles & Blogs Immigration Recruitment

New Immigration Skills Charge for Employers - What You Need to Know

Monday, 12 June 2017

The Immigration Skills Charge Regulations came into force on 6 April 2017, but what exactly does the charge involve and how will it work in practice?

New Immigration Skills Charge for Employers - What You Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools Immigration

New Criminal Records Checks for Tier 2 Visas - What Does It Mean for You?

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

From 6 April 2017, nursery, primary and secondary school teachers applying for Tier 2 visas outside the UK will need to provide criminal record certificates in support of their applications.

Immigration Law

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools Immigration

Important Changes to Tier 4 from April 2017 - What You Need to Know

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

On 16 March, the Home Office published 269 pages of changes to the Immigration Rules. Buried in the detail are some significant changes for independent school sponsors.

Immigration Law

Articles & Blogs Immigration Pharma & Life Sciences

Concerns Mount Over Recruitment in Pharma Sector After Brexit - How Could it Affect Your Business?

Wednesday, 01 March 2017

EU nationals are turning down jobs from UK pharmaceutical companies over concerns about the UK's relationship with the EU following the Brexit vote last year, according to recent reports.

Concerns Mount Over Recruitment in Pharma Sector After Brexit - How Could it Affect Your Business?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education Immigration

New Rules for Tier 2 Foreign Workers - What You Need to be Aware of

Friday, 03 February 2017

From 6 April 2017, skilled workers applying for Tier 2 visas outside the UK will need to provide criminal record certificates...

New Rules for Tier 2 Foreign Workers - What You Need to be Aware of