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Jun
16
2017

Tier 2 Immigration Skills Charge – Another fee to pay
#Immigration

The recent Conservative manifesto has included a pledge to upsurge the Immigration Skills Charge, from £1,000 to £2,000 per year per employee by the end of the Parliament. Stated within their manifesto “skilled immigration should not be a way for government or business to avoid their obligations to improve the skills of the British workforce”....

Jun
02
2017

Tech City UK Reports “Huge” Rise in Tech Visas
#Immigration #immigration #immigration lawyer #visa #Tier 1 #David Cameron #UK #Tier 2

This week, Tech City UK revealed that applications for Tech Nation’s Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa scheme more than quadrupled over the course of last year. Reports show that for 2016-2017, Tech City UK received over 380 applications for endorsements compared to 100 in the previous year. So far, 260 of these applications have been endorsed with the applicants going on to make their application to the Home Office under the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa route. ...

May
26
2017

Home Office refuses to grant Entrepreneur Visa to Inventor of ‘Smart’ Walking Stick
#Immigration

This week, ITV reported that the Home Office have refused to grant Neha Chaudhry, an award winning young Pakistani entrepreneur, a visa to remain in the country as a highly skilled migrant...

May
25
2017

Monica Atwal writes for BQ on the Business Benefits of Immigration
#Immigration #Press

Monica Atwal, Managing Partner of Clarkslegal, explains why immigration is important to UK business and the sustainability of our economy....

May
19
2017

Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat Manifestos – Key Employment & Immigration Law Pledges
#Employment #UK Immigration

With the general election fast approaching, we have set out the key employment law points from the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos....

May
18
2017

Conservatives Manifesto: Pledge to Double Immigration Skills Charge
#Immigration

Launching the Tories Manifesto today, Theresa May has said a strong economy and delivering Brexit were top priorities. On immigration, the Tories have vowed to uphold the party’s promise to reduce net migration...

May
11
2017

Positive Discrimination and Brexit
#Immigration #Employment

The impact of Brexit is beginning to be felt by employers. Initial anecdotal evidence about the impact of Brexit leading to a drop in EU applicants applying for and remaining in roles is now beginning to be backed up by statistics in some sectors. The urge for employers is to offer reassurance and support for EU employees to ensure that they retain skilled employees and avoid a higher turnover of staff....

May
05
2017

UK Curry Restaurants in Crisis as Immigration Rules Keep Out Chefs
#Immigration #Food and Restaurants

The BBC reported last week that an increasing number of Indian restaurants in Scotland were closing due to strict immigration rules which are preventing restaurants from recruiting top chefs from India....

May
05
2017

Message from Paris TAG Alliances conference
#Environment #Corporate #Employment #UK Immigration #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Clarkslegal

Michael Sippitt, Chairman of UK law firm Clarkslegal LLP, addressed the TAG Alliances conference in Paris this week on a panel of lawyers and accountants from the US and Europe discussing the issues of Brexit, the business impact of President Trump, and the future of globalisation....

May
02
2017

"There will be dire skills shortages" warns Monica Atwal, speaking to Forbes Magazine on Brexit's impact on immigration in the UK
#Immigration #Employment

This week sees Clarkslegal's Managing Partner Monica Atwal discussing why Britain's future of trade will be effected by tougher immigration rules ...

Apr
19
2017

Dozens of UK Landlords fined after roll-out of Right to Rent Scheme
#Immigration

Right to rent checks - Landlords or their agents must by law check that their tenants have the right to rent in the UK, failure to carry out these checks may lead to financial penalties....

Apr
10
2017

One of the Industries most at Risk from Slavery Scandals and Potential Liabilities is Construction
#Employment #Construction #Employment #UK Immigration

Clarkslegal takes a look at modern slavery in the construction industry and outlines some actions employers should take to protect their workforce and their reputation...

Apr
07
2017

The Impact of Brexit on UK’s Tech Industry
#Immigration

Last Wednesday, Theresa May’s letter formally invoking Article 50 was sent to Brussels, firing the starting gun on the two-year departure process from the EU. There is no doubt that future immigration policy is arguably the most important factor on the table for the tech industry....

Apr
07
2017

The Impact of Brexit on UK’s Tech Industry
#Immigration

Our Business Immigration solicitor writes on the impact of Brexit and the UK's tech industry...

Apr
06
2017

Business Immigration Update: Key Changes to Tier 2
#Immigration

Business immigration news - Key changes to Tier 2 take effect from April 6th 2107...

Apr
03
2017

Michael Sippitt for the Independent: "The UK has a poor track record when it comes to worker's rights – and Brexit is set to make it worse"
#Employment #Corporate #Employment #UK Immigration #Clarkslegal

Chairman Michael Sippitt speaks to the Independent about the biggest dangers threatening worker's rights following the triggering of Article 50...

Mar
30
2017

Leaving the EU – How It Is Going to Work
#Dispute Resolution #UK Immigration #Dispute Resolution

Christopher Tayton, Partner at Clarkslegal talks Brexit, explains how the signing of Article 50 will affect UK Law and the White Paper proposals...

Mar
30
2017

BBC World Business Report
#Immigration #Employment #UK Immigration #Media & Entertainment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

Clarkslegal Chairman Michael Sippitt talks on the BBC World Business Report about Brexit...

Mar
10
2017

Comprehensive Sickness Insurance – Who Needs It?
#Immigration

Clarkslegal, specialist Dispute Resolution lawyers in London, Reading and throughout the Thames Valley....

Mar
03
2017

Construction employers urged to check CSCS cards for signs of forgery
#Construction #Construction #Employment #UK Immigration #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

Lawyers providing specialist legal advice to the construction industry - Right To work Checks and CSCS cards...

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