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Home Office U-turn on Coronavirus Right to Work Checks

Posted in: Immigration and Employment Updates on 12/05/2021 The Home Office have published a further update on right to work checks on 12 May 2021 making a complete U-turn in expecting employers to obtain physical documents such as a passport and/or BRP card to be sent for right to work checks for new hires. Updated advice for employers carrying out right t...
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Time is ticking on the EU Settlement Scheme Deadline

Posted in: Immigration and Employment Updates on 07/05/2021 The main deadline to consider applying to the EU Settlement Scheme is 30 June 2021 for EU, EEA and Swiss nationals. As long as the individual started living (and can prove this) in the UK by 31 December 2020, they will be eligible to make an application to the EU Settlement Scheme. If the Home Offi...
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The impact of EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement on UK Nationals entering the EU For Employment Purposes

Posted in: Immigration and Employment Updates on 14/01/2021 The EU-UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement (“TCA”) is the 1,246-page end result of the trade deal finally reached between the UK and the EU on Christmas Eve 2020. The European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020 was passed, which provides for the domestic implementation of the TCA. The TCA has no...
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Brexit and Immigration Update: Frontier Workers Permit Scheme Launched

Posted in: Immigration and Employment Updates on 14/12/2020 Peter Gabriel once famously wrote the lyric “if looks could kill, they probably will in games without frontiers” I wonder what looks would be extended by Stormont or the Dáil to Home Secretary Priti Patel following the confirmed end of freedom of movement for EU nationals from 1 January 2021? The H...
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Immigration Act Receives Royal Assent: Free Movement To End On 31 December 2020

Posted in: Immigration and Employment Updates on 16/11/2020 The Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Act 2020 has received Royal Assent and been signed into UK law on 11 November 2020. The basic premise of the Act is that free movement will end at 11pm on 31 December 2020. This delivers on the Government’s manifesto commitment to “re...
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Policies and Procedures Brexit
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Immigration Update: New Post-Brexit Immigration Rules announced

Posted in: Immigration and Employment Updates on 27/10/2020 The Home Office have released the final confirmed details of how the new immigration system will operate through a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules spanning an impressive 514 pages! Various policy statements throughout 2020 provided an insight into the inner workings of the planned new...
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Brexit
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The New Immigration System: Essentials for HR

Posted in: Immigration and Employment Updates on 25/08/2020 The new points-based immigration system designed to replace freedom of movement with the EU has already passed its second reading in Parliament. From 11pm on 31 December 2020 (just 4 months away) freedom of movement for EU nationals will come to an abrupt end. The impact is that the new immigration...
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Policies and Procedures Recruitment and Selection
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Home Office to Introduce a new Health and Care Visa

Posted in: Immigration and Employment Updates on 29/07/2020 The Home Office are to introduce a new health and care visa which will come into effect from 4 August 2020 throughout the UK. The new visa will allow organisations to attract top healthcare professionals from around the world. There will be cost advantages for businesses and individuals alike regar...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment Brexit
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New Immigration System Edges a Step Closer

Posted in: Immigration and Employment Updates on 19/05/2020 The new points-based immigration system designed to replace freedom of movement with the EU has passed its second reading in Parliament. The immigration bill was approved by 351 votes to 252 – mainly due to the large Conservative majority in the House of Commons. The new immigration system is expec...
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Policies and Procedures Brexit
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New Immigration System From 1 January 2021 To Go Ahead Despite Covid-19

Posted in: Immigration and Employment Updates on 15/04/2020 The UK Government will continue to press ahead with its plan for a new post-Brexit points-based immigration system despite the economic uncertainties faced by the coronavirus pandemic following a Home Office statement released on 9 April. From 1 January 2021, freedom of movement of people within th...
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Policies and Procedures Coronavirus/Covid-19 Brexit