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Immigration bill barring EU nationals accused of hypocrisy: Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments for HR Magazine
Press22 May 2020
In this article for HR Magazine, Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments on how the government’s immigration bill can be seen as hypocritical for its proposal to end ‘unskilled’ immigration in December, ignoring the fact that many low-earning key workers are EU nationals.
Worried that furloughing or redundancy could affect your visa? Here’s what you need to know: Joanna Hunt writes for Free Movement
Press21 May 2020
With the UK still reeling from COVID-19, a mega recession looms. The statistics are sobering; 8 million workers on the government furlough scheme, 2.6 million claims for Universal Credit since the lockdown began and the economy already suffering its biggest contraction since the financial crash in 2008. The economic outlook is ominous and workers fear that a significant rise in unemployment is on the cards.
20 May 2020
A general tightening of the requirements and restrictions of the sole representative category will be brought into effect from 6 June 2020.
18 May 2020
Employers have until 24 June 2020 to provide their views on what occupations should be on the shortage occupation lists for UK sponsored skilled migration from 1 January 2021.
13 May 2020
The Brexit transition period will end on 31 December 2020. EEA nationals and their family members who are resident in the UK before that date have until 30 June 2021 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (“EUSS”). In doing so, they will obtain either “settled” or “pre-settled” status.
11 May 2020
On 11 May the Government published its COVID-19 recovery strategy for the UK.
The impact of coronavirus on workforces and global mobility: Naomi Hanrahan-Soar and Despina Stoimenidi comment for HR Magazine
Press05 May 2020
The impact of COVID-19 has reached almost all aspects of normal everyday life. One of the first areas to become affected was global mobility.
17 April 2020
On 9 April 2020 the Home Office released an update for employers on the new points-based immigration system due to take effect from January 2021. Despite the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Home Office still intends to go ahead with the new immigration system within the time-frame outlined in their policy statement released on 19 February 2020.
Government provides details on points-based immigration system: Andrew Osborne and Naomi Hanrahan-Soar write for Employee Benefits
Press03 April 2020
Andrew Osborne and Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comment for Employee Benefits in an article discussing how the Government provides details on points-based immigration system.
Increase in the Immigration Health Surcharge spells trouble for businesses who employ migrant workers17 March 2020
The new chancellor delivered a budget last week that was stock full of crowd pleasing spending promises. Unfortunately, it looks like it will be non-EU (and soon to be EU) nationals and the companies who employ them who will be footing the bill for them, via an increase to the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS).
11 March 2020
The Bill provides the legislative basis for ending EU free movement arrangements in the UK after the end of the transition period, and for recognising the immigration status of Irish citizens in the UK.
What does the end of free movement mean for retailers? Naomi Hanrahan-Soar writes for Internet Retailing03 March 2020
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar writes for Internet Retailing discussing the Government's recently released policy statement outlining some of its plans for the UK immigration system to be launched from 1 January 2021.
Press27 February 2020
Andrew Osborne comments for TechWorld in an article discussing the new immigration rules for post-Brexit Britain.
20 February 2020
The Government has announced it will deliver a points-based immigration system, both for sponsored and unsponsored work. At least initially, the proposed system will modify existing arrangements rather than being a radical overhaul.
The new UK points-based immigration system: further implications and what costs will employers face?20 February 2020
Andrew Osborne comments in Relocate magazine discussing the newly-proposed UK points-based immigration system and the costs it will bring to employers.
19 February 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is currently affecting the ability of people to travel to and from the UK, including those who require immigration permission for the UK. The Home Office has now issued short-term guidance on how to manage the immigration implications of the situation, which employers and individuals should continue to monitor over the coming days and weeks.
Points-based immigration: five things employers can do now - Andrew Osborne comments in Personnel Today19 February 2020
Andrew Osborne comments in Personnel Today in an article discussing how organisations can prepare for the government's new points-based immigration system.
04 February 2020
The Global Talent visa will launch on 20 February 2020 after being announced by the Government in August last year.
Impact of Brexit on teenage Irish players after transition period is unclear: Andrew Osborne comments for The Irish Times
Press04 February 2020
Andrew Osborne comments for The Irish Times in an article discussing the impact of Brexit on teenage Irish players following an unclear transition period.
Press29 January 2020
Joanna Hunt comments for Relocate Magazine in an article discussing the latest UK immigration report from the Migration Advisory Committee on its recommendations for a post-Brexit immigration system.