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UK’s child citizenship fee appeal upheld

UK’s child citizenship fee appeal upheld

UK’s child citizenship fee appeal upheld The Court of Appeal upheld a ruling in February 2021 that the Home Office failed to assess the best interest of children in setting fee. The Home Office fee of £1,012 for children to naturalise as British citizens is...
The Immigration Health Surcharge reimbursement

The Immigration Health Surcharge reimbursement

The Immigration Health Surcharge reimbursement It has been announced that the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) reimbursement scheme has now launched. There is a list of qualifying criteria that must be met to successfully apply for this refund: You must have paid...
Changing Terms and Conditions of Employment: An Employer’s Guide

Changing Terms and Conditions of Employment: An Employer’s Guide

Changing Terms and Conditions of Employment: An Employer’s Guide As a result of COVID-19, many employers are considering making changes to employees’ terms and conditions of employment. To assist, we have put together this guide to explain the legal issues and how to...
The new Identity Verification App

The new Identity Verification App

The new Identity Verification App As a response to COVID-19, UKVI is amending the way that it processes applications. In some cases, UKVI is allowing biometrics (fingerprints and photographs) to be reused, if they have already been recorded in a previous application....
Purpose of claiming unfair dismissal – no need for financial gain

Purpose of claiming unfair dismissal – no need for financial gain

Purpose of claiming unfair dismissal – no need for financial gain Following a new case, employers should be aware that there does not necessarily need to be the prospect of a financial compensation in cases of unfair dismissal following a recent decision by the...
Employment: Travelling to and from Spain – a summer conundrum

Employment: Travelling to and from Spain – a summer conundrum

Employment: Travelling to and from Spain – a summer conundrum On 25 July 2020, just as the August holiday season was arriving, the Foreign Office re-imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine period for all those who are returning from Spain, following a rise in Covid-19...