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05 July 2018
The Brexit rollercoaster continues to rattle along as we hurtle towards 29 March 2019, the projected date for the UK to leave the EU.
Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal rules in favour of allowing same sex married couples to submit dependant visa applications04 July 2018
Following the unanimous decision of the Court of Appeal on 25 September 2017, Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal today ruled in favour of QT the lesbian civil partner of a British expat who challenged the Director of Immigration’s decision not to grant dependant visas to same sex married couples.
03 July 2018
On 6 July 2018, transitional provisions will come into force, once again changing the way in which the Home Office calculates continuous residence in the UK for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) applications.
Press26 June 2018
In an article for Free Movement, Joanna Hunt discuss the Home Office announcement that doctors and nurses will no longer be counted towards the cap on Tier 2 visas.
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments for LexisNexis: New start-up visa could mark ‘shift towards more positive immigration policy’
Press15 June 2018
In an article for LexisNexis, Naomi Hanrahan-Soar discusses the implications of the new visa routes announced by The Home Secretary, adding that it will hopefully ‘mark a shift toward more positive immigration news and policy’.
Case Study11 June 2018
As one of the leading firms for business immigration, one of our top priorities is understanding the implications of Brexit for EU workers. We now know that the 3 million EU nationals and their family members are going to have to start, later this year, to apply under a new immigration procedure for ‘settled status’. Many of them will not have come into contact with the UK visa system before and may understandably feel they would benefit from legal assistance with the process.
Natasha Hotson writes for People Management - Will the government listen to business on EEA migration?
Press04 June 2018
There are clear signs that the government is open to trying to minimise the impact of a restrictive policy, read below as Natasha Hotson asks, will the government listen to business on EEA migration?
Press04 June 2018
There is another potential crisis brewing for the Home Office. The last few months has seen a number of developments which expose the failings of the Tier 2 system, the work permit category of the immigration rules. Joanna Hunt asks, is the Tier 2 system in crisis?
24 May 2018
GDPR. Four letters currently dominating the thoughts of every company in Europe. The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force tomorrow, Friday 25 May 2018.
15 May 2018
A series of five hints, tips and thoughts you should definitely remember as part of your sponsor reporting obligations.
Joanna Hunt writes for City A.M.: Businesses should demand the home office reform policies that create a burden and ‘hostile environment’ for employers
Press09 May 2018
In an article for City A.M. Joanna Hunt discusses the UK's immigration system creating a "hostile environment" resulting in a burden on employers having to check all employees right to work in the UK, or face harsh penalties.
Andrew Osborne comments for the International Bar Association: Supporting the workforce through Brexit
Press02 May 2018
In an article for the International Bar Association, Andrew Osborne discusses the negative impact Brexit will have on retaining and recruiting staff from the EU.
25 April 2018
The Government has announced that Universal Jobmatch will be replaced by the Find a Job service on 14 May 2018. Your existing Universal Jobmatch account will not move to the new service.
Press20 April 2018
In an article for HR Zone, Joanna Hunt discusses what the results of gender pay gap reporting mean for employers and workers of both genders, and more importantly what we can do about it.
Joanna Hunt comments for LexisNexis: Windrush children: ‘Change has to come and it has to come fast’
Press18 April 2018
In an article for LexisNexis, Joanna Hunt discusses the government's actions to expedite the applications of Windrush children and the impact of the ‘scandalous treatment of lawful UK residents’.
Sam Koppel writes for Accountancy Age: Is the accountancy sector facing an international talent crisis?
Press13 April 2018
In an article for Accountancy Age, Sam Koppel discusses the recent restrictions for accountancy firms to hire non-EEA workers who require Tier 2 work visas.
Joanna Hunt again writes for the Free Movement blog: Do the Immigration Rules discriminate against women who want to work in the UK?
Press04 April 2018
In an article for the Free Movement blog, Joanna Hunt discusses whether Tier 2 (the main visa route which enables migrants to work in the UK) is potentially discriminatory against women and hinders their ability to work in the UK.
29 March 2018
Today marks the one year anniversary since Article 50 was triggered on 29 March 2017. The last 12 months have seen a number of key developments. Following the end of the first stage of negotiations in Brussels, there is now an agreement in place for the rights of EU nationals and their family members living in the UK. Last week saw the announcement that the UK and EU have finally agreed a deal on the transition period.
28 March 2018
There are clear signs that the government is prepared to listen to concerns from business about the impact of restricting EEA migration.
Video16 March 2018
From late 2018, EU nationals already in the UK will have to register and apply for settled status if they have been in the UK for five years. The Government also intends to end free movement of workers from the EU by 2021. Are you and your workforce ready for these changes?