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  • Britain is open for business

    Press Release

    15 December 2016

    British Embassy in partnership with Crowe Horwath hosts key meeting aimed at enlightening existing and potential entrepreneurs on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the UK, post Brexit.

  • Leaving the EU through the back door while the parties rage on

    05 December 2016

    Whilst Brexit debates and litigation bubble away, a number of changes are being made to the way the United Kingdom approaches immigration of EEA Nationals and their families. The Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 are being replaced with a consolidated 2016 version.

  • Crime and punishment an immigration double act

    02 December 2016

    Provisions of the Immigration Act 2016 authorising immigration officers to close businesses for employing illegal workers will take effect on 1 December 2016.

  • Keepin’ it real: Sponsors’ record-keeping duties just got a bit more sensible

    30 November 2016

    Following our update on the latest Statement of Changes in the Immigration Rules, we are now updating you on policy changes relating to sponsored workers published by the Home Office on 24 November 2016 and effective from that date:

  • Serge Aurier visa ban


    28 November 2016

    Andrew Osborne has commented on the breaking news that Serge Aurier has been denied entry to the UK due to his recent criminal conviction, across multiple international and European press and media outlets.

  • Corporate immigration to the UK


    24 November 2016

    The UK remains an attractive business destination.

  • Immigration basics for retail, hospitality and leisure


    17 November 2016

    Employers in the retail, hospitality and leisure industries are under particular scrutiny from the Home Office.

  • Visa applications for entrepeneurs and investors - November 2016 update


    17 November 2016

    The UK provides attractive visa options for individuals seeking to invest in the country. But the rules are strict. There are two separate categories - for ‘entrepreneurs’ and ‘investors’ - each with detailed eligibility and documentation requirements.

  • Sponsoring migrant workers


    17 November 2016

    The process and requirements for sponsoring non-EEA national workers in the UK are complicated. At the same time, the rules are strict, and the consequences of noncompliance could be detrimental to both the employer and its sponsored migrants.

  • Prevention of illegal working a: compliance guide for employers


    17 November 2016

    This Inbrief summarises how employers can reduce their exposure to fines and other penalties under the Home Office’s Prevention of Illegal Working regime.

  • The only constant changes to the UK Immigration Rules

    08 November 2016

    Sponsored Migrants - the Tier 2 Skills Transfer subcategory will close on 24 November 2016.

  • Guest opinion: Engineered for success? Immigration and the automotive industry


    03 November 2016

    Neil Jennings and Sam Koppel have written an article for AM Online which comments on Immigration and the automotive industry.

  • Immigration and nationality


    28 October 2016

    Andrew Osborne has commented in the Lawyer Monthly on the potential Brexit effects and impacts on the sports sector, and the business therein.

  • Naming foreign workers 'could breach discrimination law'


    06 October 2016

    Andrew Osborne has commented in an article for The Brief from The Times following Amber Rudd's proposal to force employers to list their foreign workers. Andrew states: "These proposals are a very crude attempt to try to bully employers" and "Companies already have to go through a complex and expensive system to sponsor any non-EEA workers and so do not do it if they can find local staff of the same standard".

  • Lewis Silkin launches Worksphere to provide complementary highvalue HR services


    04 October 2016

    HR News has commented on Lewis Silkin's Worksphere launch which shall provide complementary, high-value HR services and bring together leading employment and immigration lawyers and seasoned HR consultants.

  • The Lawyer Hot 100 Connect Event


    29 September 2016

    Lewis Silkin is delighted to be sponsoring The Lawyer Hot 100 event BREXIT 100 days (or so) later: A retrospective look at the past 100 days and an informed look into the future.

  • Immigration programmes for low-skilled labour: alternatives to freedom of movement

    08 September 2016

    The UK relies on EU migrants for low-skilled labour. When the current immigration system was introduced in 2008, Tier 3 of the UK Points-Based System was earmarked for low-skilled immigration routes.

  • Engineered for success or running out of fuel Immigration and the automotive industry

    03 August 2016

    The manufacture of cars and commercial vehicles has increased enormously – more than 25% in the last 10 years. In the UK, car production has increased by over 5% between 2014 and 2015.

  • Brexit and the points based immigration system

    03 August 2016

    The UK’s potential withdrawal from the EU has placed our immigration systems under scrutiny. This article reviews the nature of our current system. We highlight aspects which could be improved and aspects which will have to change if EU nationals will be subject to the same Immigration Rules as non-EU nationals

  • What would a Brexit mean for UK immigration law and policy

    21 July 2016

    The concept of transnational citizenship underpins the EU (Article 9 of the Treaty on European Union), and rights of free movement stem from transnational citizenship. The Immigration Act 1988 was introduced to ensure that Europeans with rights of free movement were not subject to UK immigration rules.

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