Tier 4 Student Category: A Breakthrough for International Students

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The Home office released a statement relating to Tier 4 Student on 11th September 2019 to introduce plans in regards to a new immigration route which is offering a two year visa for international students after graduating from a UK university. This will come as welcome news to international students who are planning on staying in the UK after their studies in order to find work. At present, Tier 4 students must either leave the UK…

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Visa changes to the Immigration Rules?

Changes to the Immigration Rules

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Changes to the Immigration Rules On 15 June 2018, changes to the Immigration Rules were laid in Parliament that will come into force on 6 July 2018. The purposes of the main changes are to: Make provision for returning residents, including those affected by Windrush. Create a route for Afghan locally engaged staff to apply for settlement in the UK and to extend the ex-gratia redundancy scheme by six years, to include those made redundant…

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Business plan in preparation for the new UK start-up visa

New UK Start-up Visa Announced

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New start-up visa route announced by the Home Secretary The Home Office has announced plans for a new UK “start-up” visa, which will be launched in Spring 2019, for entrepreneurs wishing to set up a business in the UK. With this new route, it is aimed to widen the applicant pool of entrepreneurs and make the visa process faster and smoother. This new start-up visa is being designed to replace the existing route which was…

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Supreme court, where the symptom free personal injury judgment was made

Landmark Supreme Court Case Redefines Law for Symptom Free Personal Injury

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Landmark Supreme Court Case Redefines Personal Injury Law The Supreme Court, the highest Court in the UK, has recently ruled a landmark decision confirming that the former employees of the chemical company, who developed a sensitivity to platinum salts, should be compensated – even though their condition was symptom free personal injury. This decision has basically redefined personal injury law accepting that an asymptomatic physiological change caused by employer’s negligence can constitute an actionable personal…

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Those flags of union and EU to represent Brexit, immigration and employment

Brexit, immigration and employment

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Brexit, immigration and employment Immigration Following the initial publication of the draft withdrawal agreement on 28 February 2018, EU Counsel and UK Government held a joint Brexit, immigration and employment press conference on 19 March 2018 to announce that they had reached an agreement regarding key issues of the withdrawal agreement. The most important information provided by this conference was the length of the transition period (as well as some details about the process) and…

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Wooden couple on split fabric: when will the maintenance payments end

When Does the Clock Stop Ticking and Maintenance Payments End?

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When Does the Clock Stop Ticking? In 2014, Kim Waggott was awarded a settlement of £9.76m and £175,000 in annual maintenance payments for life, after she divorced from her multimillionaire husband, William Waggott. Following the decision, Mr Waggott protested stating that the ruling was wrong on the basis that it would not encourage his wife to ever return to work. Mrs. Waggott, who stopped working in 2002, claimed that she should be entitled to a…

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Secretary of State given Greater Deportation Case Discretion

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Secretary of State given Greater Deportation Case Discretion Arlingsworth’s immigration team have prepared a helpful case note after another important deportation case was heard in the Court of Appeal this month, resulting in the Secretary of State given Greater Deportation Case Discretion. This follows two important cases heard in the Supreme Court earlier last year, which we have also put up a previous blog detailing the facts and decisions of the cases. The current case…

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UK and US Flight Ban on Electronic Devices

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UK and US Flight Ban on Electronic Devices The UK has recently announced a UK and US Flight Ban on Electronic Devices. The cabin ban, on laptops and tablets on inbound flights from countries including Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia will commence shortly. Here at Arlingsworth, in light of recent calls for further information on the ban, we hope this blog will prove to contain useful information. The UK ban applies to…

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A New Immigration Skills Charge

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The New Immigration Skills Charge At Arlingsworth, we recognise the value of being up to date with the latest Immigration changes and laws, especially in light of Brexit, and this blog details the government’s planned Immigration Skills Charge coming into force in April 2017. What is the Immigration Skills Charge? The Charge will be imposed on Tier 2 employers who are recruiting skilled workers. The price is set at £1,000 per year for every non-European…

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Donald Trump’s Immigration Ban

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After President Trump’s recent inauguration he has quickly gone about his business, clearly imprinting his name into American politics and media circles across the world, due to many of his controversial views potentially affecting millions of people if they come into being. At Arlingsworth we will regularly update you on any significant enactments or laws Mr Trump brings in. Starting with the globally criticised immigration ban, issued by Donald Trump on Friday January 27th 2017,…

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