MAC Recommends 21 Roles for UK Shortage Occupation List

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The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has now completed its rapid review into the UK’s Shortage Occupation List (SOL), publishing recommendations on roles to be included on the reformed Immigration Salary List (ISL). The MAC was commissioned by the Government earlier this year to carry out a fast-tracked review in advance of significant increases to the […]

eVisas to Replace Biometric Residence Permits in 2025

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The UK Government has announced that biometric residence permits (BRPs) will no longer be issued from 1 January 2025. The current BRP system is being replaced with a new digital system for confirming immigration status, to be known as eVisa.   What is eVisa? eVisa will act as an online record of an individual’s immigration […]

Rehabilitation of Offenders & Changes to Spent Conviction Rules

Section 193 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022, which came into force on 28 October 2023, introduces significant amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (ROA). These amendments aim to reduce the periods of time after which certain offences become ‘spent’ and no longer need to be disclosed by an individual […]

Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act Taking Effect in October 2024

The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill received Royal Assent on 26 October 2023, becoming the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023. The Act introduces a new duty on employers to take reasonable steps to prevent sexual harassment at work. It will take effect on 26 October 2024. In summary, […]

COVID-19 Testing for Arrivals from China

Temporary safeguards are now in place affecting travellers arriving into England from mainland China, following guidance from the UK Department of Health and Social Care, the Department of Transport and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).   What are the new rules? Under the new rules, from 5 January 2023, if you are travelling to […]

UK Immigration Rules Changes January 2018

A number of changes have been announced to the UK Immigration Rules that will take effect from 11 January 2018. We provide a brief summary of some of the updates. For more detailed advice or specific questions, please contact us to speak with one of our immigration law specialists. Tier 1 Entrepreneur  The requirements for a […]

New Changes to Immigration Rules

On 3 November 2016, the Home Office published a raft of changes to the Immigration Rules. We have provided a summary of the key changes below. For more information, or to discuss specific implications for you or your organisation, please contact us. Tier 2 visa Changes to the skilled worker route have been made following […]

Second Reading of the Immigration Bill 2015

Immigration Bill Update – The second reading at House of Commons Following our last article ‘Overview of the Immigration Bill 2015’, the second reading of this Bill took place at the House of Commons on 13th October 2015 and was passed with a majority of 49 votes (323 to 274). As a reminder, below is […]

Australian Company fined $175,000 for Australian 457 visa breach

A Federal court has fined a Darwin company, Choong Enterprises, over AUS$175,000 for paying overseas Filipino visa holder workers below the legal requirements and for illegally charging them recruitment costs. Choong Enterprises were brought to the Federal Court in Australia following charges of underpaying 10 Filipino workers that held 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) visas for […]

Maltese Individual Investor Program (Malta IIP)

Malta has recently introduced the Maltese Individual Investor Program (Malta IIP) which will allow applicants and their dependents to obtain a Maltese citizenship. The programme is aimed at high net worth individuals who are able to buy/rent a property, contribute to the National Development and Social Fund and invest in government securities. Terms of the […]