Immigration

Queen's Speech 2017 – what is the impact on Employment law?

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In the Queen's Speech yesterday, many of the Conservative Manifesto pledges relating to Employment law have been dropped, and even those that remain are mentioned in extremely vague terms. More …

Income rules for spouse visas

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The courts have decided to uphold income rules for foreign spouses wishing to join their partners in the UK. Our Senior Associate Lisa Parsons comments on the ruling. More …

Immigration Act 2016: tightening up employer's liability on recruitment

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The Immigration Act 2016 received Royal Assent on 12 May, making some changes to illegal working and introducing a new Immigration skills charge. It wasn't expected to come into force before October, but many provisions came into force on 12 July 2016. More …

A person's right to rent

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The changes coming into force in England as of 1 February 2016 which introduces a "Right to Rent" scheme will affect landlords and managing agents. Here is what the new changes will include. More …

What employers should involve in their anti slavery statement

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Allan Briddock and Ruth Christy discuss what employers should be including in their anti-slavery statements, following the new requirement, under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for larger commercial organisations. More …

Transparency in supply chains - Statutory Guidance published

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The Home Office published guidance on 29 October 2015 (‘Transparency in Supply Chains etc. A practical guide’) on the requirement in section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for commercial organisations with an annual turnover of at least £36m to produce an annual 'transparency in supply chains' statement. More …

The Modern Slavery Act requires businesses to publish annual 'transparency in supply chains' report

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The Modern Slavery Act requires businesses with a turnover of £36 million or over to publish annual 'transparency in supply chains' report. More …

Blow to recruitment as skilled workers' cap reached for the first time

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For the first time since its introduction in 2011, the cap on Tier 2 migrants of the Points Based System has been reached in June 2015. The annual cap is 20,700, which is divided unevenly on a monthly basis. More …

New immigration bill – what it means for business

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The new Conservative government has announced plans, outlined in a speech by the Prime Minister last week and in today's Queen's Speech, that it will introduce fundamental changes to the immigration system as set out in the Conservative election manifesto. More …

New rules for business visitors to the United Kingdom

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On 24 April 2015, the Immigration rules concerning visitors to the UK will fundamentally change; making it much easier for non-EU nationals to do business in the UK. More …