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Limiting numbers of non-EU skilled migrants threatens UK’s economic recovery

July 23, 2015 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Tier 2 visa changes

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

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

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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Home Office introduces changes to UK immigration system

March 23, 2015 | News

The Home Office has announced several changes to the UK Immigration Rules which will take effect from 6th April 2015, including a higher minimum salary level for Tier 2 visas and consolidated visitor visa categories. We have provided a summary of the changes below. Tier 2 Minimum Salary Level Increase Individuals entering the Tier 2

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The Home Office opens it Pandora Box yet again!

March 11, 2015 | News

The Home Office has announced a number of measures allegedly intended to prohibit abuse of the UK immigration system and protect migrants in the UK. These measures are due to come into effect on 06 April 2015 which in our opinion can be severely detrimental and have far-reaching consequences. The changes are lsted below:- Power

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Tier 1 (Investor) – Rule Changes

March 11, 2015 | News

The Tier 1 (Investor) category caters for high and ultra-high net worth individuals who are making a substantial financial investment to the UK. This category was recently reviewed and amendments were made in November 2014 due to a report published by the Migration Advisory Committee on 28 February 2014. The following changes are being made

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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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Stricter Rules for Attaining British Citizenship

February 17, 2015 | Latest Thinking, News

The Government has recently issued amended policy regarding the meaning of “good character” for the purpose of granting British Citizenship. For many years it has been a requirement of the law that to be granted British Citizenship, one must be of good character. A person will normally not be considered to be of good character

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