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What happens to GDPR post Brexit?

Now that the transition period is over, as of 31st December 2020 and the UK has left the EU, where does this leave data protection laws in the UK? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was drafted and passed by the EU. GDPR applies to the personal data of individuals and regulates how that data

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What is a skilled worker visa?

January 12, 2021 | Immigration, UK Government

The Skilled Worker visa has replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa. It allows people from outside of the UK to obtain work with an approved employer in an eligible job in the UK. If you are from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, and you have been in the UK before 31st December

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Frontier worker permit

In light of Brexit, the UK has introduced a new type of visa for EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein nationals who previously benefited from the free movement of persons.  The free movement of persons allowed EU, EEA and Swiss nationals to move freely between the respective member states. Nationals could live, work, study and

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The UK faces a third lockdown

After a brief relaxation of the rules over the Christmas period and many areas across the UK moving into Tier 4, the UK faces yet another national lockdown as the struggle with COVID-19 continues into 2021.  Unlike the last lockdown in November 2020, schools, colleges and universities will be closed, with exams said to be

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Reduced quarantine duration upon arrival in the UK

Travellers returning to the UK from the Canary Islands must now self-isolate as of Saturday 12th December because of growing infection rates. This means that many Britons are trying to get a flight home as soon as possible, so they do not have to isolate themselves over Christmas. In addition, it has been recently announced

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UKVI Service update

December 11, 2020 | Immigration, News, UK Government

As of 1st December 2020, UK Visas, and Immigration (UKVI) are implementing changes to the services it provides to visa applicants and customers. These changes have been introduced to simplify processes and carry out its procedures more easily and efficiently. The changes that are going to be carried out from December onwards are the following:

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UK’s new Temporary Seasonal Worker visa

On 1st December 2020, the Home Office officially introduced a new visa category: Temporary Worker- Seasonal Worker visa, also known as a Tier 5 visa. Due to the fact that most of the UK’s horticulture and agriculture industry largely consists of a foreign labour force, this is a means of combatting seasonal worker shortages whilst

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New Tier 2 Immigration System goes live tomorrow

Transitional arrangements The new points-based system goes live on 1 December 2020, in preparation of this the UK Home Office has announced transitional arrangementsfor assigning Tier 2 General and ICT certificates of sponsorship. Majority of employers will be affected by this; we have outlined below the arrangements which have been put in place. Tier 2

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Calling all Sponsor Licence holders

Under the new points-based immigration system, UK companies must obtain a sponsor licence to recruit migrant workers from overseas to come and work for them in the UK from January 2021. From 27November 2020, the Home Office has scheduled a list of changes that will affect a company’s sponsor licence. Although most of these changes

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Priority sponsor licence service- at what cost?

On 12th November 2020, a priority service version of the Sponsor Licence Scheme was introduced for companies wishing to recruit migrant worker from overseas. Obtaining a sponsor licence from the Home Office is now a mandatory requirement for businesses to hire workers abroad to come and work here in the UK. This revised scheme will

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UK Visas update

Whilst we are still locked down in the name of a global pandemic, it is important that visa applicants remain updated with the latest changes/updates to all aspects surrounding visa applications. These updates were released on 13th November 2020. UKVCAS points and Service Points Whilst the UK is in a national lockdown, certain essential services

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UK outlaws travel from Denmark

Following from the latest news of a surge of COVID-19 cases across multiple mink farms in Denmark, the UK government has responded quickly to prevent this spread from entering the UK. Government officials have chosen to act with optimum efficiency after the latest developments revealed that the outbreak of coronavirus amongst these mink farms are

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COVID-19 support for UK migrants

For migrants living in the UK, the UK government has vowed to give these migrants support if they are ineligible to reside permanently in the UK. This support can be in the forms of access to public funds, medical treatment and so forth. Access to public funding Migrants may be able to access public funds

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Immigration Health Surcharge Increase

On 27th October 2020, the Home Office officially increased the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS). This fee is paid by overseas nationals who enter the UK for work, study or for the purposes of re-joining family members so they can have access to our public health service, the NHS. Upon payment of this charge, these individuals

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The UK succumbs to a second national lockdown

Despite the UK government’s best attempts to control the spread of the virus through its regional COVID-19-tiered system, this system has been scrapped in favour of a second national lockdown. This follows from a surge of second national lockdowns occurring across the globe, including Israel, France, and Germany. This will take place from Thursday 5th

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