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12 March 2019 Extension to exemption from Tier 2 visa salary threshold for STEM and Mandarin teachers

The Government has announced that the current exemption from the £30,000 minimum salary threshold for Tier 2 (General) sponsored workers in a number of public service professions has been extended.

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24 January 2019 Workforce and immigration update - settlement fees scrapped and new settlement scheme

Many NHS Trusts have been debating the extent to which settlement fees should be paid to employees and family members. For those still engaged in the debate Theresa May’s announcement on 21 January 2019 that the settlement application fee would be scrapped will have been welcome news.

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7 January 2019 Home Office to modernise right to work checks

In April 2018 a Right to Work Checking Service was launched to allow individuals to demonstrate their right to work in the UK. Individuals are currently able to review their right to work record online and share a code with their employer to allow them to gain access to the record.

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21 December 2018 Government proposals announced for new immigration system following Brexit

The Government has published its long awaited White Paper, outlining its proposals for a new immigration system following Brexit.

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10 December 2018 What will the EU Settlement Scheme look like under a no deal Brexit?

The Department for Exiting the European Union published a policy paper last week on the implications of a no deal Brexit on the EU Settlement Scheme.

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7 December 2018 The Home Office suspend UK Tier 1 Investor Visa


The Home Office have temporarily suspended the Tier 1 Investor route with effect from today, due to ongoing concerns about organised crime and money laundering. We understand that the suspension is intended to be in place until new rules are introduced for investors in 2019.

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14 September 2018 MAC report recommends relaxation on rules for international students


The Government should relax rules on international students staying in the UK after they graduate from University, a recent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report has recommended

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27 July 2018 A White Paper has been published on how the Government will legislate the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

The Government have this week published a further White Paper explaining how it envisages that the UK’s Withdrawal Agreement will be put into law.

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29 June 2018 'Illegal' employee should have had the right to appeal against their dismissal

The EAT recently considered whether an employee who was dismissed for failing to provide evidence of his continued right to work in the UK should have been given the right to appeal.

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26 June 2018 Brexit: status of EU nationals in UK

One of the key questions before and after the Brexit vote was what status EU citizens (and their family members) in the UK would have when they UK left the EU.

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