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Oct
11
2019

Striking a Balance – Activism and the Workplace

In the wake of September’s Global Climate Strike, protests previously confined to the personal sphere are now spilling over onto the streets and taking place during the working day...

Sep
25
2019

Lights, Camera, Action: Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

The UK has a dynamic, creative and unmatched reputation in the arts and culture sector. Applicants who consider themselves to be the very best in their field are encouraged to..

Sep
16
2019

The Tier 4 Student Visa - An overview of the “Maintenance Requirement”

The UK’s student visa is known as a Tier 4 visa under the points-based system of the UK’s Immigration rules. The route primarily applies to students over the age of..

Sep
06
2019

Unlocking productivity through employee engagement

According to a recent survey conducted by State of the Global Workplace, organisations with high scores for employee engagement showed just over 20% higher levels of profitability compared to those..

Aug
14
2019

Spouse Visa: How to meet the adequate accommodation requirement?

Under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules, an applicant must provide evidence that there is adequate accommodation available to them, which the family owns or occupies exclusively, without recourse to..

Aug
12
2019

Right to Work Checks – EU Workers

There has been a tornado of confusion in the build up to Brexit for employers. Adding to this confusion is the question whether there will be any changes to right..

Aug
01
2019

The government had announced that it will enhance redundancy protections for pregnant women and new parents

It is estimated that up to 54,000 women a year lose their jobs as a result of pregnancy or maternity discrimination with 37% of women feeling isolated to the point..

Jul
18
2019

Alternatives to the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Route: July 2019

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur route was very popular with overseas investors. It allowed entrepreneurs the freedom to enter the UK with a minimum investment of £200,000. This route was closed..

Jul
15
2019

Transferring employees to the UK: The Tier 2 ICT visa

The Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer) is designed for global companies and finds its equivalent in the immigration rules of various other countries. The route allows the quick transfer of..

Jun
07
2019

The use of medical aids, including contact lenses, when assessing disability

The recent case of Mart v Assessment Services Inc has brought the question of disability and medical treatment to the forefront once again. The Equality Act 2010 offers special protection..



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