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Changes to Immigration Rules

Changes to the Immigration Rules https://www.gov.uk/government/news/changes-to-the-immigration-rules …

 

A new international enquiry service, provided by Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) in partnership with UK Visas and Immigration, has been set up to offer help to those applying for a visa to the UK. It will be in place from 1st April and will allow people to find out information about the visa application process. Read more here.

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The Immigration Bill received Royal Assent today (14 May) making way for a series of reforms which will ensure our immigration system is fairer to British citizens and legitimate migrants and tougher on those with no right to be here. Link: Immigration Bill becomes law https://www.gov.uk/government/news/immigration-bill-becomes-law

Measures introduced today (16 May) will make it simpler to check the immigration status of potential employees and double the maximum penalty for employers who break the law. Link: Tougher penalties to combat illegal working https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tougher-penalties-to-combat-illegal-working

New figures show net migration falls by a third since 2005 peak

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-figures-show-net-migration-falls-by-a-third-since-2005-peak

 

Detention of persons with statutorily extended leave

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/detention-of-persons-with-statutorily-extended-leave

 

Changes to immigration rules will clamp down on visa abuse  

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/changes-to-the-immigration-rules-will-clamp-down-on-visa-abuse

 

Statement of changes in Immigration Rules

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/statement-of-changes-in-immigration-rules--8

 

Threat-level from international terrorism increased

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/threat-level-from-international-terrorism-increased

 

Implementation of the Immigration Act 2014

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/implementation-of-the-immigration-act-2014

 

Immigration Act commencement and statement of changes in Immigration Rules

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/immigration-act-commencement-and-statement-of-changes-in-immigration-rules

 

Are you intending to transit via the UK?

https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/are-you-intending-to-transit-via-the-uk

 

Transit visa requirements are changing

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/transit-visa-requirements-are-changing

 

An immigration law update looking at MR (permission to appeal: Tribunal’s approach) Brazil [2015] UKUT 29 (IAC)http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKUT/I... and applications for permission to appeal.

 

New case law on Artilce 3 & 8 on Health Claims:GS (India) & Ors v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 40

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2015/40.html

 

Tier 4 visas: Immigration Rules changes https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tier-4-visas-immigration-rules-changes

On 26 February the Home Office announced a Statement of Changes in the Immigration Rules, including a consolidation of the visitor categories. The majority of the rules come into effect on 6 April 2015

 

All public sector employees who work directly with the public to have fluent English

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/all-public-sector-employees-who-work-directly-with-the-public-to-have-fluent-english

 

New action to make Britain a harder place for illegal migrants

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-action-to-make-britain-a-harder-place-for-illegal-migrants

 

Customers going to the UK for longer than 6 months

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/customers-going-to-the-uk-for-longer-than-6-months

 

Scottish Secretary welcomes Aberdeen City's humanitarian response

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/scottish-secretary-welcomes-aberdeen-citys-humanitarian-response

 

Measures to introduce mandatory right to work checks on taxi and private hire drivers

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/measures-to-introduce-mandatory-right-to-work-checks-on-taxi-and-private-hire-drivers.

 

Landlords in England get ready for right to rent https://www.gov.uk/government/news/landlords-in-england-get-ready-for-right-to-rent.

 

New immigration and nationality fees for 2016 to 2017 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-immigration-and-nationality-fees-for-2016-to-2017

 

Employment Law Update

Employment law changes in 2016: eight things employers should know;

1. Gender pay reporting begins,2.National living wages introduced, 3. Statutory parental pay rates and sick pay frozen, 4.Restrictions place on public sector exit payment,5. Trade union law amended, 6. New rules to protect apprenticeship,8. Updated laws on employing foreign workers!!!.

 

3 Brexit tricks for EEA nationals

http://smithstonewalters.com/2016/10/27/3-brexit-tricks-eea-nationals/