Category Archives: Business Immigration

When tough talk becomes reality: the UK’s new immigration policy

After much apparent internal division within Cabinet, the Government today released its White Paper on the UK’s new immigration policy. The headline features, which may alarm businesses, are that there will be no preferential treatment for EU nationals and that … Continue reading

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Home Office drop Tier 1 suspension bombshell (followed by a swift and silent back-track)

On 5 November 2018 came the seemingly out of the blue announcement that the Tier 1 Investor visa route was to be suspended in two days’ time.  The media had been briefed overnight with all major outlets running prominent pieces … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Get an EU Permanent Residence Document (Now!)

EU nationals, and family members, acquire a right of permanent residence (PR) after lawfully residing in the UK for a continuous period of five years. The EU Settlement Scheme will be fully operational by the time the UK leaves the … Continue reading

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UK’s tough new immigration policy is now set out but who’s doing the work?

The UK’s long-term cabinet-agreed immigration policy finally emerged this week, following the Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) report last week. The Government, whilst taking the axe to the supply of lower-skilled labour from the EU, fails to offset this with any … Continue reading

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The Future of Immigration: Tier 2 to devour EU, as well non-EU migrants

No preferential treatment for EU migrants – is the headline from today’s long-awaited Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) report.  The MAC has issued recommendations around the future of the UK’s immigration policy and, in particular, the system which EU nationals should … Continue reading

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What’s holding up Roman’s Tier 1 application?

With reports over the weekend that Roman Abramovich’s Tier 1 Investor application is subject to an unusual and on-going delay, this article explores the relevant provisions of the Tier 1 Investor visa route and considers what could be the sticking … Continue reading

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