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Jun
19
2018

UK government announces new start up visa route

Last week, Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced plans to introduce a new start up visa for entrepreneurs. The new start up visa will launch in Spring 2019 and is expected..

Jun
08
2018

Tier 2 Sponsors: Renewing your sponsor licence

A sponsor licence is valid for 4 years and Tier 2 sponsors must ensure that they submit a renewal application in good time to avoid losing the ability to sponsor..

Jun
01
2018

Turkish Entrepreneurs lose right to settle in UK

In March, the government unexpectedly announced that Turkish businesspeople and their family members living in the UK under ECAA business visas will no longer have the right to settle in..

May
23
2018

Billionaire Roman Abramovich is having issues renewing his Investor visa

Russian billionaire businessman Roman Abramovich’s Tier 1 Investor visa extension application is still under scrutiny despite him previously satisfying the Home Office he was eligible. Last week, the Financial Times..

May
18
2018

Over 6000 key skilled workers are denied entry to the UK

According to a FOI request to the Home Office, approximately 6,080 skilled workers have been unable to apply for Tier 2 visas due to their sponsors being unable to secure..

May
04
2018

Highly skilled South Asian workers say they are the new Windrush scandal

This week, hundreds of South Asian highly skilled workers protested outside Parliament claiming they are the victims of the next Windrush scandal. The protest comes after Sajid Javid was appointed..

Apr
27
2018

Tier 2 Sponsors: What is a valid Certificate of Sponsorship?

Whilst the process of assigning a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) is straightforward, it’s useful for sponsors to know what validates a CoS. If a CoS is not valid at the..

Apr
20
2018

Windrush Generation: What’s the scandal about?

In recent days, the government has faced criticism of its treatment of people from the so-called Windrush Generation. Those who arrived in the UK between 1948 and 1971 from Caribbean..

Apr
13
2018

Passports and procurement

Procurement law has featured heavily in the news this week after it was widely reported that the incumbent British supplier had lost the contract for producing the iconic, blue, post-Brexit..

Apr
06
2018

Tier 2 Restricted CoS shortage fourth month in a row

The Tier 2 visa cap has been reached for the fourth month in a row resulting in sponsors being unable to employ workers under the Tier 2 General category from..



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