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Immigration update - October 2014

  • Clifford Chance LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 23 2014

The Home Office has published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules with proposed amendments to visitor visas and all tiers of the Points

Are you employing overseas students legally?

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 17 2014

The civil penalty for employing a student migrant illegally is now a maximum of £20,000 per worker. So, if you are recruiting migrant students in the

Minimum investment threshold for the UK Investor Visa set to double

  • Burges Salmon LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 17 2014

The UK Government gave its first official response to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) proposals on 16 October 2014 by the introduction of

Change to HTS refusal rates from less than 20 to less than 10

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 17 2014

The most significant recent change to the Tier 4 Sponsor Guidance (version 082014) ("the Guidance") is in relation to the criteria for applying for

Government considers plans to simplify visitor visa rules in 2015

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 16 2014

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) is exploring options to make the immigration system for visitors clearer and more accessible. It is envisaged that the

Immigration lawyer comments on changes to Tier 1 investor scheme

  • Taylor Wessing
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 16 2014

He Home Office today introduced changes to the Tier 1 investor visa scheme, designed to allow wealthy non-European citizens and their families to

Immigration limit starting to impact on employers

  • MacRoberts LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 13 2014

Employers who sponsor employees to work in the UK under Tier 2 (General) of the points-based system should be aware that the monthly immigration

Code of practice for employers: Avoiding unlawful discrimination while preventing illegal working

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 3 2014

Employers have a duty to carry out document checks on individuals before employing them. The aim of the checks is to ensure that individuals have the

MAC launches partial call for evidence on shortage occupations

  • Kingsley Napley
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 2 2014

On 29 September 2014 the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) launched its latest partial call for evidence on some shortage occupations. By way of

New survey reveals United Kingdom businesses hiring migrant workers as part of rational business decisions

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 1 2014

Immigration laws and policies have been the source of major debate throughout the last year in the United Kingdom, with pressure mounting as the next