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Press11 November 2019
In an article for freemovement, Joanna Hunt discusses the introduction of a new NHS visa.
Press30 October 2019
In an article for freemovement, Joanna Hunt discusses the new Graduate Immigration Route and whether it will live up to expectations.
28 October 2019
On 24 October the Home Office laid a new Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, to cover the situation where the UK leaves the EU on a no-deal basis, either on 31 October 2019 or at a later date.
21 October 2019
With uncertainty continuing over the Brexit process and how events in Parliament and the Courts may unfold over the coming days, we have taken the opportunity to provide a summary of the immigration implications of a deal and no-deal Brexit, as well as some action points for employers and individuals.
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar writes for Employment Law Journal: Is an Australian points-based system right for the UK?
Press15 October 2019
Naomi Hanrahan- Soar writes for Employment Law Journal on whether an Australian points-based system is right for the UK as the UK begins to rewrite its immigration rules for a post-Brexit era.
Andrew Osborne comments for a range of news outlets: Lionel Messi could be 'banned from the UK if Barcelona draw an English team in the Champions League'
Press09 October 2019
Andrew Osborne has been quoted in articles for a range of news outlets discussing the news that Lionel Messi could be banned from travelling to the UK if Barcelona play an English side in the Champions League in the event of Brexit.
01 October 2019
There are new Immigration Rules in effect from 1 October 2019 which affect Tier 1 Investor migrants whose first grant of leave was made under the rules in place before 29 March 2019 and who have invested in UK Government bonds.
26 September 2019
Despite many of Brexit’s particulars remaining up in the air, with 31 October fast approaching it is crucial to be aware of a no-deal Brexit’s implications for British citizens intending to travel to the EEA.
17 September 2019
What might a ‘no-deal’ Brexit mean for UK employment rights? What could employers do now to prepare? And what might the future hold in a no-deal scenario?
16 September 2019
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has issued a call for evidence from employers and other stakeholders, to feed into its consideration of what salary thresholds should be put in place for skilled workers under the post-Brexit immigration system. The scope of the Government’s commission to the MAC also includes a consideration of adding points-based eligibility criteria for skilled worker visas.
11 September 2019
The Home Office laid a new Statement of Immigration Rules (HC 2631) on 9 September, immediately before Parliament was prorogued.
Joanna Hunt comments for LexisNexis: ‘Still questions that need to be answered’ on immigration after Brexit
Press09 September 2019
Joanna Hunt has commented in an article for LexisNexis that discusses the government's immigration plans in the case of a no-deal Brexit.
06 September 2019
After Media reports started circulating yesterday, the Government have now released its policy paper on their ‘No deal immigration arrangements for EU citizens arriving after Brexit’.
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments for Tech World: What UK startups need to know about freedom of movement post-Brexit
Press02 September 2019
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar has commented in an article for Tech World which discusses the governments announcement that current freedom of movement rules "will end on 31 October when the UK leaves the EU".
Press28 August 2019
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar has commented in an article for Bloomberg that discusses the recent rise in Hong Kong residents applying for UK visas.
Joanna Hunt comments for People Management: No-deal Brexit could abruptly end freedom of movement, says Home Office
Press20 August 2019
Joanna Hunt has commented in an article for People Management which discusses the Home Office's announcement that the UK could abruptly end freedom of movement upon leaving the EU on 31 October if no deal is reached.
At the eleventh hour, the UK Government goes back to the drawing board on no-deal immigration for Europeans20 August 2019
UK industries will be deeply concerned by reports surfacing over the weekend that the Government's plans for a no-deal immigration system are being ripped up. They suggest that the Government are determined to end free movement immediately if the UK leaves the EU on 31st October 2019 on a no-deal basis and that it currently does not have a plan in place for what will replace it. With only 73 days to go to exit day, the Government are going back to the drawing board.
13 August 2019
The Home Office has made significant updates to Appendix D to the guidance for Points-Based System sponsors, which sets out sponsors’ record keeping duties.
06 August 2019
The Home Office has updated its Short Guide to Right to Rent following the expansion of e-passport gate access to individuals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the USA from 20 May.