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Joanna Hunt and Naomi Hanrahan-Soar write for Lexis Nexis: NHS long term plan-exploring proposals to increase recruitment and retain staff
Press Release31 January 2019
Joanna Hunt and Naomi Hanrahan-Soar have written an article for Lexis Nexis where they explore government proposals to increase recruitment and retain staff as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.
29 January 2019
The Government has released some information on the status and rights of EU nationals in the event of a “No Deal” Brexit.
23 January 2019
Following the Government’s announcement of its plan for EU nationals and their family members after Brexit, many UK employers are struggling to understand the potential effects on their employees.
22 January 2019
The general public are able to make an application for the EU Settlement Scheme from today, as the first public test phase of the scheme goes live.
22 January 2019
The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has announced in a speech to the House of Commons today that the fee for applications made under the EU Settlement Scheme has been dropped.
Joanna Hunt writes for Architects' Journal: How can architecture benefit from the Exceptional Talent visa route?
Press20 December 2018
In an article for Architects' Journal, Joanna Hunt examines the extension of the Home Office’s Tier 1 category to cover architects wanting to work in the UK.
19 December 2018
The long-awaited immigration white paper on the UK immigration system due to be phased in from 1 January 2021 has been published today.
Preventing illegal working: employers able to rely on online right to work checks from 28 January 201914 December 2018
In some circumstances employers will be able to use the Home Office Right to Work Checking Service available on GOV.UK from 28 January 2019 to obtain a statutory excuse against payment of a civil penalty for employing an illegal worker, without having also to check the individual’s physical documents.
Tier 1 (Investor) applications are still being accepted but changes to the Immigration Rules have been announced12 December 2018
The Home Office has confirmed to the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association on 11 December 2018 that the Tier 1 (Investor) route currently remains open but that a further announcement on this will be made in due course. The correspondence also confirms that any suspension of the route will be effected through a Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules. This follows reporting by various news outlets including the Times and The Guardian on Thursday last week that the route was to be suspended as of the end of that day.
10 December 2018
On 5th December 2018, the UK Government published its latest policy paper setting out what rights EU citizens will have to reside in the UK in the event the UK exits the European Union without a deal in place.
06 December 2018
The Home Office has suspended the Tier 1 (Investor) immigration category for new applications from midnight on Thursday 6th December 2018 as part of a crackdown on organised crime and money laundering in the UK. The move follows a 46% rise in applications under the route from July this year, to over 400 applications.
Joanna Hunt comments for The Times: Chinese and Indian students driving growth in non-EU net migration
Press30 November 2018
Joanna Hunt has commented in an article for The Times which discusses growth in non-EU net migration.
30 November 2018
On 5 November 2018 the Home Office launched a new process for immigration applications submitted in the UK, in commercial partnership with Sopra Steria. The new partnership affords access to a range of new user pay services, including access to a premium lounge, on-demand mobile application services for both small and large groups of applicants and priority processing on a next working day or 10 working day basis.
Press22 November 2018
Andrew Osborne's comments on the effect of Brexit on foreign player imports to the Premier League have been featured for ESPN, Mail Online and Bloomberg.
20 November 2018
On 13 November the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) launched a call for evidence from employers and other interested parties to feed into its full review of the shortage occupation list. Jobs on this list are currently exempt from resident labour market testing requirements and from meeting the minimum salary otherwise required at the point of applying for settlement (currently £35,500).
Andrew Osborne comments for Bloomberg: Soccer's Brexit Fight Heats Up as Clubs Resist Curbs on Imports
Press16 November 2018
Andrew Osborne has commented in an article for Bloomberg which discusses the implications of Brexit on top English football clubs.
Andrew Osborne comments for Inside World Football: FA’s Brexit proposal on foreign player quotas breaks current immigration rules
Press15 November 2018
Andrew Osborne has commented on an article for Inside World Football which discusses The FA's Brexit proposal on foreign player quotas.
The one thing that is settled in the Brexit deal - Settled Status System for EEA nationals testing phase results13 November 2018
Whether we have a Brexit deal on 29 March 2019 or not, the UK is more than likely to be going full steam ahead with the Settled Status System (“SSS”). Largely because there are no realistic options for a new system at this stage; all the time and money available has already been invested into the SSS. The Home Office themselves are the first to admit this and assure anyone that asks, that they can be fairly certain to rely on the SSS going ahead regardless.
Press02 November 2018
Joanna Hunt has written an article for Free Movement which questions how easy it is to buy British Citizenship.
Andrew Osborne comments for Relocate Magazine: Businesses uneasy over post-Brexit immigration policy
Press04 October 2018
In an article for Relocate Magazine, Andrew Osborne discusses the immigration proposals coming out of the Conservative party conference.