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UNITED KINGDOM: COVID-19 Right To Work Guidance Changes

December 23, 2020

Since March 2020, the Home Office has adjusted the Right To Work checks required by employers for new employees. Once the COVID-19 Right to Work measures come to an end, retrospective checks will need to follow the traditional Right to Work check requirements. However the Home Office has confirmed some changes regarding how an employer can conduct a check.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Changes to Sponsorship Guidance for Employers

November 24, 2020

On 19 November 2020 the UK government published updated guidance for employers on how to sponsor individuals on the new Worker (formerly Tier 2) and Temporary Worker (formerly Tier 5) immigration routes.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules

October 23, 2020

On 22 October 2020, the UK government has published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, introducing the expected “Points-Based” Immigration System.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Immigration Health Surcharge

October 14, 2020

The increase in the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) from £400 to £624, will take effect on 27 October 2020. UK immigration applications submitted before 27 October will therefore be significantly cheaper.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Increase of Immigration Health Surcharge Postponed (Updated 1 Oct)

September 24, 2020

The planned increase in the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) from £400 to £624 has been postponed until at least 15 October 2020.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Further Details of the Future Immigration System

July 13, 2020

The UK government has released further details of its proposed new points-based system for employment immigration routes, due to take effect from 1 January 2021, under which free movement will end and EU nationals will be covered by the same rules as non-EU nationals.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Immigration Health Surcharge to Increase from October 2020

March 11, 2020

The UK government has announced that, effective October 2020, the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) will increase from £400 to £624 per year.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Government Publishes Policy Statement on Future Immigration System

February 28, 2020

The UK government has released more details of its proposed new ‘points-based’ system for employment immigration routes, due to take effect from 1 January 2021, under which free movement will end and EU nationals will be covered by the same rules as non-EU nationals.

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UNITED KINGDOM: New Fast-Track Visa Scheme for Top Scientists

February 20, 2020

The UK Government has announced that the Global Talent route, a visa scheme for top scientists, researchers and mathematicians, will open on 20 February 2020.

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UNITED KINGDOM: Migration Advisory Committee Recommends Limiting Points-Based System to Skilled Workers Without Job Offer

January 29, 2020

The Migration Advisory Committee has published its report responding to the government’s request to consider how a points-based system (PBS) could be introduced in the UK.

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