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Jan
27
2020

The Official Launch – Fast Track Global Talent Visa
#Immigration

The government has highlighted through its vision of an Australian-style points-based immigration system, that it will focus on attracting the best talent to the UK. It has already confirmed that it will invest up to £300 million over the next 5 years to fund experimental and imaginative mathematical sciences research through the best global talent. ...

Jan
23
2020

What is the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC)?
#Immigration

From 6 April 2017, employers are liable to pay an Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) if they want to sponsor a skilled migrant from outside of the EEA to work for them in the UK. The purpose of the ISC is to incentivise employers to train British workers and to deter employers in recruiting migrant workers unless necessary. This was aimed at closing the skills gap created in the labour market....

Jan
15
2020

How to meet the financial requirement for a spouse visa: Salaried and non-salaried employment FAQs
#Immigration

Following on from our previous blog, there are a number of sources of income which can be relied on to meet the financial requirement for a spouse visa. ...

Jan
10
2020

What to expect in 2020: Immigration Update In 10, January 2020
#Immigration

Immigration law on its own is a complex web of rules, however it is rapidly changing, especially with the changes which are being introduced by the Prime Minister. It is difficult to keep up to date, particularly in anticipation of Brexit. Therefore, we are launching a series of short and concise podcasts, to keep you up to date with important changes. This will include changes in legislation, significant case-law and Brexit updates. ...

Jan
03
2020

The Best in Britain - Global Talent Visa
#Immigration #Global Talent Visa #Exceptional Talent Visa #UK Immigration

If you are the best in research and science, have notable achievements in your career and are searching for a new challenge then the new Global Talent visa may be of interest to you....

Dec
31
2019

Government to double the number of fast track fellowship visas for scientists
#Immigration

Britain has always prided itself in being ahead of the game in innovation and research. However numerous educational institutions have warned that Brexit may jeopardise Britain’s position in being a world leader in science. ...

Dec
27
2019

Home Office’s registration of children as British Citizen fee unlawful
#Immigration

The current Home Office fee to register a child as a British Citizen is currently £1,012. The High Court has recently ruled that the fee is unlawful as it fails to take into consideration children’s best interests. ...

Dec
20
2019

Queen’s Speech December 2019: The biggest change to Immigration Law in modern times?
#Immigration #UK Immigration

It has been a decade since the UK had an effective majority government, and in less than a week of the election, we have seen a substantive legislative agenda in today’s Queen Speech. In this article, we explore the changes to Immigration Law, and how it could be the biggest change in recent history....

Dec
16
2019

The Future of Immigration: Post-Brexit
#Immigration

The biggest Conservative majority since 1987 has landed Boris Johnson back in the Prime Minister’s seat. In this article, we look at the key Conservative policy announcements for immigration for the coming years....

Dec
12
2019

Immigration: 2019 roundup
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2019 has been a busy year for Immigration law with several changes in the immigration laws, policy announcements and change of government. In this article we look at the key changes for immigration law. In Part 2, we will focus on what to expect in 2020....

Dec
06
2019

Recruiting Low Skilled Workers Post-Brexit
#Immigration

Not a day goes by without reference to low skilled immigration in the news, and in LexisNexis UK webinar specialists Hamza Malik and Bhavneeta Limbachia of the Clarkslegal immigration team provide a birds eye view of the law as regards low-skilled immigration, covering recent developments, and looking forward to possible changes on the horizon post-Brexit....

Dec
05
2019

General Elections 2019: Party Manifestos on Immigration
#Immigration

The third UK election in just over four years is set for 12 December 2019. Immigration continues to be a key topic for political parties. In this article, we compare the manifestos of the three main political parties, on immigration....

Nov
28
2019

EU net migration plummets to its lowest level since 2003: ONS
#Immigration

The latest report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) states that net migration from the EU is now at 48,000 for the year ending September 2019. This figure peaked in 2015, when it was at 219,000....

Nov
22
2019

Spouse Visa – Financial Requirements
#Immigration

The purpose of the financial requirement is to ensure the applicant has sufficient funds to support themselves in the UK, without having recourse to public funds. Unfortunately, the most common reason for refusing a spouse visa, is due to the applicant failing to demonstrate that they meet the financial requirement....

Nov
20
2019

NHS Visas
#Immigration

In response to the fears of a very strained health service following Brexit, Boris Johnson has introduced the new NHS visa to allow easier recruitment of overseas doctors and nurses. The cost of the visa will be reduced to £464 which is half the usual fee of £928....

Oct
30
2019

How to apply for Judicial Review
#Immigration #Judicial Review

Judicial Review is an important remedy and is used to challenged decisions made by public bodies, or those made on their behalf. In immigration cases, it can be used to challenge decisions which do not provide a statutory right of appeal....

Oct
29
2019

Let’s break it down: Euro Temporary Leave to Remain (Euro TLR)
#Immigration

The government released its Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules on 24 October 2019 and finally shed some light on the ambiguous Euro Temporary Leave to Remain (Euro TLR). The following are key features of the new Scheme:...

Oct
25
2019

Briefing paper on UK’s future immigration system published
#Immigration

The House of Common’s library has published a briefing on UK’s future immigration system. The paper gives an overview of why the immigration system is changing, and what changes to expect. ...

Oct
24
2019

Challenge against Immigration exemption to GDPR fails
#Immigration

The High Court in the case of R (Open Rights Group & the 3 million) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 2562 (Admin) has dismissed a challenge against the Immigration exemption to data protection rights in the General Data Protection Regulations (‘GDPR’)...

Oct
24
2019

And a vindaloo visa please…
#Immigration

Priti Patel had recently announced the introduction of the ‘vindaloo visa’, which came into effect on 6 October 2019. But what exactly is this visa? ...

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