eVisa UK: Online Immigration Status

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eVisas act as proof of an individual’s online immigration status in the UK and the conditions attached to their stay. The UK’s immigration system is undergoing a process of digitisation, whereby the way in which visas are issued and the way you prove your status in the UK are changing. The following guide sets out […]

Increase in Vento Bands 2024

Vento bands are used to determine compensation for emotional distress and psychiatric injuries in cases of discrimination and whistleblowing. These bands are updated annually, with the latest adjustments set to apply to cases filed on or after 6 April  2024.   Updated Vento Bands 2024 The newly revised bands are as follows:   a. The […]

Updates to Statutory Employment Rates From April 2024

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New Statutory Employment Rates from April 2024   The annual uplifts in UK statutory employment rates and payments are as follows for 2024:   Statutory Redundancy Pay   Basic award calculations for statutory redundancy pay will now consider a maximum week’s pay of £643 up to 5 April 2024 and £700 from 6 April 2024. […]

New Right to Carer’s Leave April 2024

On 6 April 2024, the UK’s new Carer’s Leave Regulations 2024 come into force, introducing a new employee entitlement. This legislation allows employees to take one week of unpaid leave each year to provide or arrange care for a dependent with a long-term care need. This leave can be used in flexible increments of half […]

Changes to UK Paternity Leave Rights April 2024

Changes to UK Paternity Leave Rights April 2024

Significant changes to the UK’s paternity leave regulations take effect today, applicable for any expected week of childbirth or adoption on or after 6 April 2024.   Changes to Paternity Leave Rights in April 2024   Following the Government’s response to a consultation on parental leave and pay in June 2023, the new Paternity Leave […]

New Rules on Flexible Working Requests April 2024

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Changes to the UK’s regulations on flexible working arrangements have come into effect today, 6 April 2024. Alongside the introduction of a new statutory Code of Practice from Acas outlining the formal procedures for employees to request flexible work, employees now have greater rights to request flexible working. The reforms include:   a. Right from […]

Skilled Worker Visa Going Rate

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One of the eligibility requirements under the Skilled Worker Visa route is that the role being recruited for pays the worker at least the relevant minimum salary threshold. Under the current rules, the minimum threshold for most skilled workers is £38,700 per year, unless the ‘going rate’ for the particular role is higher. A lower […]

Further UK Visa Fee Increases Announced for 2024

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Further increases to Home Office services have been confirmed by the Government. These increases follow the wide-ranging uplifts that took effect in October 2023, as well as the more recent increase in the Immigration Health Surcharge and the uplift in the minimum salary thresholds for Skilled Worker visas.   Increased UK visa & immigration fees […]

UKVI Contacting BRP Holders to Set Up eVisa Account by 31 Dec

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The Home Office has started to contact BRP holders in the UK, advising they will need to take action soon to ensure a smooth transition to the UK’s new eVisa system. eVisas act as digital proof of an individual’s UK immigration status and their rights to work, rent properties and access banking services in the […]

Minimum Salary Increases from 4 April 2024

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Following its announcement in December 2023, the UK Government is increasing the minimum salary thresholds for a number of UK work visas with effect from 4 April 2024.   Skilled Worker Minimum Salary Increases   The minimum salary thresholds for a UK Skilled Worker visa application will rise from 4 April 2024 as follows:   […]