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Feb
10
2020

New Global Talent Visa: 'Immigration Update In 10' Podcast, February 2020
#Immigration

Join your 'Immigration Update in 10' host, Bhavneeta Limbachia for the second of our new monthly podcasts. This time the focus is on the new Global Talent Visa, which the government will officially launch on 20th February 2020. ...

Feb
06
2020

Top 10 mistakes: Maintaining your Sponsor licence
#Immigration

Maintaining a Sponsor licence can be hard work, and sometimes the unexpected can hit you when you least expect it. You only find out about this either from reviewing an old file, your solicitors (them again!) or the Home Office....

Feb
05
2020

Developing your recruitment strategy for a Post-Brexit world
#Immigration

The UK left the EU without much of a bang, but this partly because we now enter the second stage of Brexit – the transition period. As we explained in our earlier blog, there will be little change to Immigration Law until the end of the transition period. ...

Feb
03
2020

Beyond Brexit - EU Settlement Scheme
#Immigration

If you are an EEA national, family member of an EEA national or a business who intends to sponsor EEA nationals, are you worried about what will happen now that Brexit has taken place? ...

Jan
30
2020

Impact on Immigration (Brexit): What happens after 31st January 2020?
#Immigration

The withdrawal agreement has now become law and is known as the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020. The Act provides ratification for the Withdrawal Agreement to allow the UK to leave the EU at 11PM on 31 January 2020 and gives effect to a transition period which will end on 31 December 2020....

Jan
29
2020

Sponsor Management System (SMS): What is the difference between a Level 1 and Level 2 User?
#Immigration

A lot of businesses who are considering applying for a sponsor licence or have recently been granted a sponsor licence may have heard the terms level 1 and level 2 user frequently, but what does each term mean?...

Jan
29
2020

Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence: Have you renewed your yearly CoS allocation?
#Immigration

As we approach the end of January, most sponsors would have received their first reminders from the Home Office to renew their yearly Certificate of Sponsorship allocation. This renewal is important, and all Sponsors must apply for this renewal should they wish to sponsor migrants on an unrestricted CoS....

Jan
28
2020

Government likely to rely on MAC Report for the new immigration system
#Immigration

The Migration Advisory Committee has released an extensive report on the Points-Based System and Salary Thresholds. This was commissioned by the Government in July and September of last year....

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
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....

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