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Alternative Collection Locations - Is Your School Ready for a Tier 4 Audit?

Monday, 24 June 2019

Since 2015, schools and other education providers can register as Alternative Collection Locations (ACL) to receive the biometric residence permits (BRPs) issued to their Tier 4 sponsored students following successful visa applications overseas.

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Brexit Articles & Blogs Immigration

The Impact of a 'No Deal' Brexit for Employers of EU Nationals

Monday, 11 February 2019

Following recent events in Parliament, the Prime Minister has been instructed by the House of Commons to return to the EU to try to renegotiate aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement.

The Impact of a 'No Deal' Brexit for Employers of EU Nationals

Articles & Blogs Immigration Pharma & Life Sciences

EU Settlement Scheme to Open to More EU Nationals on 21 January 2019

Monday, 14 January 2019

As we get closer to Brexit, the EU "settled status scheme", which grants immigration status to EU nationals to allow them to continue living here after Brexit, is being rolled to increasingly larger groups of EU nationals.

EU Settlement Scheme to Open to More EU Nationals on 21 January 2019

Brexit Articles & Blogs Immigration

Government Publishes Post-Brexit Immigration Plan

Thursday, 20 December 2018

The government has finally published its White Paper setting out its plan for the immigration system after Brexit.

Government Publishes Post-Brexit Immigration Plan

Brexit Articles & Blogs Immigration

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.

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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