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UK: Immigration at Record Levels

December 1, 2016

Immigration to the UK has risen to a record annual level, with 650,000 migrants in the 12 months according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The net migration figure is now at a near-record 335,000. Some interesting facts and…

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UK: Theresa May Speaks at the CBI Annual Conference

November 23, 2016

Newland Chase was delighted to attend the CBI Annual Conference on 21st November 2016. The keynote speaker, Prime Minister Theresa May, re-pledged her guarantee to trigger Article 50 by early next year. As we know, this will be the first…

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UK: High Court Upholds Parliamentary Sovereignty

November 10, 2016

The High Court ruled last week that the UK Government cannot start the process of leaving the European Union without the approval of Parliament. The ruling states that MPs will be required to vote on whether to trigger Article 50,…

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USA: Potential Impact of Trump”s Proposed Immigration Policies

November 10, 2016

As President-elect Donald Trump begins planning for the work of his administration, there are many unanswered questions around how his administration will execute the many concepts he raised during his election campaign. Specifically for Newland Chase, will his hard-line rhetoric…

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UK: Skilled Workers Might be Exempt from Immigration Controls

October 20, 2016

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has indicated this week that future immigration controls will be exempt for skilled workers seeking employment in the UK. Mr. Hammond stated that he does not see why firms should be restricted on…

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SWITZERLAND: Potential Access to EU Single Market

October 13, 2016

Following positive talks this week between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann, it is believed that a compromise is close to being reached which would allow Switzerland access to the EU single market whilst still employing…

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Global Immigration Update – 7th October 2016

October 7, 2016

In this week's edition, we discuss a campaign to declare London a separate state to the rest of the UK following Brexit, and advise of the new changes to Saudi Arabian work visit and commercial visit visas. We also bring you the latest immigration news from South Africa and Kuwait, and present our latest instalment of our 'Investment Visa Options' series, this time focussing on the Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Programme.

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UK: Theresa May Rejects Points-Based System for EU Nationals

September 9, 2016

Speaking at a press conference during this week"s G20 Summit, Prime Minister Theresa May rejected a "points-based system" to screen immigrants. Such suggestions are thought to contradict promises made within her government during the Brexit campaign, to bring in Australian-style controls…

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UK: Latest Net Migration Figures Released

August 26, 2016

The latest net migration figures were released yesterday, showing the UK"s current figures to be at 327,000. These figures were taken in the year to March 2016 and are the difference between the number of arrivals and departures within this…

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SAUDI ARABIA: Labour Market Test for Block Visas and Increased Fees

August 19, 2016

The Ministry of Labour in Saudi Arabia has announced the introduction of a Labour Market Test for the application of new Block visas and a subsequent increase in visa application fees. Labour Market Test On 1st August 2016, the Ministry…

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