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A Comprehensive Guide to the UK Skilled Worker Visa
Business Immigration

A Comprehensive Guide to the UK Skilled Worker Visa

27 February 2024

What is a Skilled Worker Visa? Recruiting skilled talent remains crucial for UK businesses, and the Skilled Worker visa route offers a valuable pathway to attract workers from overseas. The Skilled Worker visa allows employers to sponsor non-UK nationals for skilled roles on the government’s eligible occupations list. The visa offers flexibility, with options for […]

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Understanding the relation of the UK’s Gig Economy and Employment Law: A Practical Overview
Employment Law

Understanding the relation of the UK’s Gig Economy and Employment Law: A Practical Overview

19 February 2024

The UK’s gig economy, fuelled by digital platforms and independent contractors, has grown exponentially in recent years. This presents exciting opportunities for businesses, and as an employer, it is crucial to comprehend the intricate relationship between the gig economy and employment law. Defining the Gig Economy The gig economy, characterised by short-term and flexible work […]

Understanding the 2024 Holiday Pay Reforms: 5 Key Points for UK Employers
Employment Law

Understanding the 2024 Holiday Pay Reforms: 5 Key Points for UK Employers

13 February 2024

The UK Government has released fresh guidance aimed at demystifying calculations and solidifying entitlements, particularly for those with irregular schedules or who work part-time.  Issued last January and formally known as the Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023, these changes are a game-changer for employers dealing with irregular hours and part-year workloads. […]

Why Conducting an Immigration Audit is Crucial for Maintaining Your Sponsor Licence in the UK
Business Immigration

Why Conducting an Immigration Audit is Crucial for Maintaining Your Sponsor Licence in the UK

29 January 2024

Maintaining a Sponsor Licence is crucial for employers, and one essential practice that ensures compliance and safeguards against potential pitfalls is conducting regular immigration audits. Irrespective of whether your workforce includes foreign nationals, all UK employers are bound by mandatory legal obligations, including the importance of  conducting comprehensive right-to-work checks on every employee. The Home […]

What you need to know about the changes to the UK Spouse Visa
Immigration Law

What you need to know about the changes to the UK Spouse Visa

22 January 2024

How much do I need to earn? The UK government has been revising its proposals to raise income threshold for family visa (spouse/dependants) in recent months. Initially, the government said the partner in the UK must earn a minimum of £38,700 per year to bring their partner to the UK, which takes effect from Spring […]

The UK Dependent Visa: Eligibility, Requirements, and How to Apply
Business Immigration

The UK Dependent Visa: Eligibility, Requirements, and How to Apply

19 January 2024

The UK Dependent Visa is specifically crafted to cater to the close relatives of individuals already residing in the UK. These family members may include spouses, partners, children, and other dependents. The visa serves as a means to ensure that families can live together and access the various benefits as a result of living in […]

What UK Employers Need to Know About Whistleblowing in the Workplace
Employment Law

What UK Employers Need to Know About Whistleblowing in the Workplace

15 January 2024

A fundamental aspect that both employees and employers need to navigate is whistleblowing. It can be complex and sensitive, but understanding the law and best practices is crucial for creating a safe and ethical work environment. Let’s understand the key aspects that UK employers need to know about whistleblowing, exploring its legal framework, protections for […]

EUSS – from Pre-settled to Settled Status
Employment Law

EUSS – from Pre-settled to Settled Status

10 January 2024

What is the difference between pre-settled and settled status for EU nationals? Compared to pre-settled status, settled status offers a more stable immigration status to nationals of EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein. It is also a mandatory requirement for British citizenship. With pre-settled status under EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), you can spend up to 2 […]

Complying with UK Parental Leave Laws: A Guide for Employers
Employment Law

Complying with UK Parental Leave Laws: A Guide for Employers

03 January 2024

Understanding and complying with maternity and paternity leave laws is not just a legal obligation but also a crucial aspect of fostering a supportive workplace environment for employers in the UK. Let’s break down the laws and rules surrounding maternity and paternity leave, providing clear insights for employers. Maternity Leave in the UK As an […]

A Guide to the UK’s Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) Application Process
Immigration Law

A Guide to the UK’s Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) Application Process

27 December 2023

The process of obtaining Indefinite Leave to Remain is a significant milestone for those seeking long-term residency in the UK. It is a distinctive immigration status that bridges the gap between temporary visas and citizenship, providing a stable foundation. What is Indefinite Leave of Remain(ILR)? Indefinite leave to remain (ILR), often referred to as “settlement,” […]

How to Handle Flexible Working Requests: A Legal Guide for Employers
Employment Law

How to Handle Flexible Working Requests: A Legal Guide for Employers

21 December 2023

As work environments become more fluid and adaptable, flexible working arrangements have become increasingly popular, offering employees a better work-life balance and enhancing productivity. As an employer, it’s crucial to understand your legal obligations regarding flexible working requests and handle them effectively to maintain a positive and compliant workplace. What is Flexible Working? Flexible working […]

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