A Rapid Review by MAC into the New UK Immigration Salary List

A Rapid Review by MAC into the New UK Immigration Salary List

A Rapid Review by MAC into the New UK Immigration Salary List The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) plays a crucial role in shaping immigration policies in the UK. Following, their recommendations to abolish the Shortage Occupation List in October 2023, MAC have now...
EU Settlement Scheme Update – Good News for EU Nationals!

EU Settlement Scheme Update – Good News for EU Nationals!

EU Settlement Scheme Update – Good News for EU Nationals! Permanent residence card holders can now apply for the EU Settlement Scheme application despite missing the deadline. On 16 January 2024, the Home Office published their updated guidance confirming that where a...
All in a Day’s Work: Senior or Specialist Worker Visas

All in a Day’s Work: Senior or Specialist Worker Visas

In this month’s episode we will be covering the Senior or Specialist Worker Visa (Global Business Mobility). We will be discussing the eligibility criteria for this type of visa, how long you can stay in the UK and the costs associated with obtaining it. We will also...
UK Visa Fees Increase From 4 October

UK Visa Fees Increase From 4 October

UK Visa Fees Increase From 4 October The UK Home Office recently announced that visa application fees will increase substantially starting on 4 October 2023. The fee hikes will impact almost all UK visa categories, including skilled worker visas, student visas, and...
All in a Day’s Work: Senior or Specialist Worker Visas

All in a Day’s Work: References and Regulatory References

This month’s episode covers references, with a focus on regulatory references in the Financial Services sector. We will be looking at what the legal position is for employers to provide a reference for former employees. We will also cover the regulatory...
All in a Day’s Work: Skilled Worker Visas

All in a Day’s Work: Skilled Worker Visas

This month’s episode covers skilled worker visas. Usof Shah and Samuel Gray will be discussing eligibility requirements for the visa as well as the process once a business has been granted a sponsor licence. This episode will also cover conditions imposed on a skilled...
Government announces plans to drastically reduce net migration

Government announces plans to drastically reduce net migration

Government announces plans to drastically reduce net migration On 4 December 2023, the Government made clear their intention to reduce net migration in the UK, as the Home Secretary set out a five-point plan to reduce net migration. The controversial and substantive...
Mergers & Acquisitions: Corporate Immigration Compliance

Mergers & Acquisitions: Corporate Immigration Compliance

Mergers & Acquisitions: Corporate Immigration Compliance In nearly all corporate transactions, a business needs to take action to remain compliant as a sponsor to avoid the risk of having your sponsor licence being downgraded or even revoked which can have a...
All in a Day’s Work: Skilled Worker Visas

All in a Day’s Work: Sponsor Licences

All in a Day’s Work: Sponsor Licences This month’s episode will be an overview of sponsor licences. We will be looking at how businesses hire non-UK nationals, the process of obtaining a sponsor licence for businesses which will enable them to employ non-UK nationals....