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Jul
18
2019

EU Settlement Scheme: What evidence to submit?
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

When you apply under the EU Settlement Scheme, you will be asked to provide your national insurance number. This will enable the Home Office to conduct an automated check to establish your residency in the UK. Sometimes the results may come back as unclear or you may not agree with the results. ...

Jul
18
2019

Alternatives to the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Route: July 2019
#Setting up in the UK #UK Immigration

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur route was very popular with overseas investors. It allowed entrepreneurs the freedom to enter the UK with a minimum investment of £200,000. This route was closed to new entrants on 29 March 2019. In this article we look at the most popular alternatives to this route for businesses. ...

Jul
17
2019

EEA Family Permit v EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The EEA Family Permit is governed by the EU Regulations whereas the new EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit is governed by Appendix EU (Family Permit) of the Immigration Rules. ...

Jul
10
2019

Posted Workers and the Van Der Elst provision
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The Posted Workers directive or the Van Der Elst provisions have been an important mechanism for EU-based companies in posting employees to provide services across Europe. These provisions despite their importance are not widely known, and with Brexit looming, they may not be available for long....

Jun
20
2019

EU Settlement Scheme update – June 2019
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The EU Settlement Scheme has now been fully open since 30 March 2019. The scheme allows EEA and Swiss citizens resident in the UK to secure their status in the UK, in the event of UK’s Exit from the EU....

Jun
10
2019

EY’s 2019 UK Attractiveness Report
#Corporate #Setting up in the UK

According to EY’s 2019 UK Attractiveness Report the UK has retained its position as the number one destination for Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) projects in Europe while Northern Ireland has recorded a 74% year-on-year increase in FDI projects. Although the report may seem, on the surface, indicative of the UK’s robust ability to still attract investment despite the overwhelming uncertainty of Brexit, there are some key caveats to an optimistic outlook. ...

Jun
07
2019

Immigration Update: Brexit
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The UK government is to expect its third Prime Minister in July in the 3 years since the EU Exit Referendum took place. The new leader is likely to define the course of Brexit negotiations, and its outcome. As thing stand, the UK is set to leave the EU on 31 October 2019....

May
31
2019

MAC Report: Shortage occupation list needs significant expansion to meet skills gap
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The Migration Advisory Committee in its latest report, published this week, recommends a major review of the SOL so that includes almost 9% of jobs in the labour market, a significant increase from the current 1%. The Migration Advisory Committee or otherwise known as MAC offers government advice on its immigration policy, and on the Shortage Occupation List (SOL). ...

Apr
10
2019

Top 5 tips when looking for restaurant premises in the UK
#Food and Restaurants #Setting up in the UK #Real Estate #Franchising

Often the hardest part of opening a restaurant in the UK is finding the perfect premises and location for your venture but once you are in then you also need to make it a success. Here are our top 5 tips to help this process run smoothly....

Apr
09
2019

Setting up business in the UK – Key considerations regarding staff
#Setting up in the UK #Employment

When it comes to setting up business in the UK one of the key things you need to think about is who is going to operate that business for you. Your staff are crucial to the successful operation of your business and it’s important to ensure they are properly recruited and engaged and that you have the correct framework and procedures in place to manage your relationship going forward. ...

Mar
07
2019

Business Immigration routes to the UK
#Setting up in the UK #UK Immigration

The Brexit noise is deafening for those wishing to migrate to the UK. However, the UK Immigration routes remain open for business. Businesses who have utilised these routes have been able to utilise global talent to further their business needs....

Dec
03
2018

What it takes to trade globally
#Setting up in the UK #Employment #Information Technology

Whatever the shape of Brexit, or no Brexit, the opportunity to do more business around the wider world has figured large in the national debate, and is still a core issue of concern in the proposed Brexit deal....

Apr
04
2018
Sep
24
2013

A quick guide to doing business in the UK
#Setting up in the UK

There are great opportunities for foreign entrepreneurs and companies to make use of the dynamic and open business climate existing in the UK, as well as a highly skilled workforce. In addition a transparent tax regime, the familiarity of the English language and trusted legal and accounting systems makes the UK an appealing destination for many foreign companies....

Jul
25
2013

The UK must act as a bridge for trade between Europe and the growing economies of the Commonwealth
#Setting up in the UK

According to a panel of leading experts, the UK and EU are missing a wealth of opportunities from the fastest growing economies in the world because of barriers to trade with the Commonwealth....

Jan
03
2013

Where Are The Brits? Advice to UK Exporters from Baroni Limited
#Setting up in the UK

This is a question I hear often when meeting foreign business leaders and ambassadors. To what are they referring? World recession and the general decline in business globally, normally means that businesses are clamouring for opportunities the world over....

Jan
12
2011

Neighbourhood Development Orders
#Setting up in the UK

In the recently published Localism Bill, the same rules regarding the body that can be a qualifying body entitled to initiate the process for making a neighbourhood development order and as regards the neighbourhood area, are applicable to neighbourhood development orders as they are to neighbourhood development plans....

Jan
10
2011

Neighbourhood Development Plans
#Setting up in the UK

The Government`s intention to involve local communities in planning matters was well publicised over a number of months but ministerial statements left it unclear how the proposed neighbourhood plans would relate to strategies and policies contained in local planning authority development plan documents, such as Core Strategies, that have been gradually emerging through the local development framework system introduced by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The Localism Bill published last month has clarified some of the main areas of uncertainty....

Dec
02
2010

New Homes Bonus
#Setting up in the UK

The Government`s proposals for a New Homes Bonus payable to local authorities have been trailed for several months by Ministerial statements and Press reports. An announcement in early August confirming that a New Homes Bonus scheme would be introduced did not in fact confirm the previously stated intention to match the Council Tax on every new home with payment of an equivalent amount as grant, to the local authority, annually for 6 years. This broad approach has however recently been confirmed by the detailed proposals set out in the Department for Communities and Local Government`s consultation paper (November 2010), which is primarily addressed to local authorities for views on the detailed workings of the arrangements. It applies to England only....

May
10
2010

Update on new use class for homes in multiple occupation
#Setting up in the UK

Factsheet on new definition of houses in multiple occupation...

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