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UK student immigration policy detrimental for businesses and economy

July 22, 2015 | Immigration, Latest Thinking

Education – in particular higher education such as University undergraduate degree level and beyond – is one of the UK’s great success stories. Every single year, thousands of overseas students migrate to the UK to learn and further their academic abilities. Many of these students are then picked up by UK companies as part of

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New Criminal Record Requirement for Tier 1 (Investor) and Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visas

July 21, 2015 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Criminal Record Requirement for Tier 1 visa

New income requirements for Indefinite Leave to Remain

July 20, 2015 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

New income requirements for Indefinite Leave to Remain

Foreign students to be banned from working in UK and forced to leave once they finish studies

July 20, 2015 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Foreign students to be banned from working in UK

UK to experience spike in Mergers & Acquisitions activity

UK Lawyers for Mergers & Acquisitions

Applying for a Sponsor Licence: Things to bear in mind

July 1, 2015 | Immigration, Latest Thinking

Sponsor Licence Application Lawyers

David Cameron’s non-EU migrant crackdown

June 24, 2015 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Tier 2 visa changes

Cameron to stop 1.5 million European migrants living in the UK from voting in EU referendum

David Cameron is proposing barring the majority of EU citizens living in the UK from voting in the upcoming referendum on EU membership in accordance with a statement issued from Downing Street. Cameron is also to rule out allowing 16 and 17 year olds from voting – despite them being allowed to vote in last

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Changes to Biometric Residence Permits

May 15, 2015 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Biometric Residence Permits

‘Van der Elst’ – a convenient alternative?

Van der Elst visas

Immigration, Labour, and why it’s so important

April 30, 2015 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

In a recent speech given by Ed Miliband on immigration, he promised that if voted in, within 100 days of taking office, Labour will present to the public a realistic set of measures to reign in UK immigration. Mr Miliband promised to recruit 1,000 extra border staff, introduce full exit checks, and ensure no criminals

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Immigration and it’s starring role in the upcoming Election

April 23, 2015 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

It will not be long before citizens of the UK take to the polls and cast their votes, which will take into account an issue important to not only themselves but to anyone seeking office – immigration. The rise of UK in-bound immigration and its correlation with public concern has been growing stronger for a

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Workplace turban law lifted

April 23, 2015 | Employment

A new employment law that allows Sikhs to wear turbans in the workplace has come into force across the UK. The amendment follows decade-long efforts by Sikh groups to address a loophole in the law, which meant that turban-wearers faced discrimination in the workplace. Interestingly, employment laws has exempted turban wearers from the need to

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The right to privacy and how to be forgotten in the midst of our digital era

Arguably, one of the most important questions discussed by lawmakers and academics is our right to privacy and how to be forgotten in the midst of our digital era. Interestingly, the European Court recently decided to implement the right of an individual to be forgotten, concluding that Google should erase all links, including legal rulings.

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‘Registered Traveller’ convenience service launched by UK Visas & Immigration

February 27, 2015 | Latest Thinking, News

What is the Registered Traveller scheme? The Registered Traveller scheme is a brand new service, recently launched by UKVI. It is intended to improve and streamline the way in which some regular travellers enter the UK. It should provide faster and more convenient entry to the UK to frequent travellers travelling in eligible immigration categories

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