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Priti Patel introduces Immigration Bill

Controversial Immigration Bill Passes in Parliament

Immigration Bill passes through Parliament, despite COVID-19 concerns The Conservative government is pushing forward with ending Freedom of Movement with an updated Immigration Bill presented to parliament that was passed today with a...

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Three Things Keir Starmer Has Said About Immigration

With the COVID-19 pandemic understandably dominating the news morning, noon and night, the Labour leadership election concluded with an uncharacteristic lack of fanfare.  The three-way contest between Lisa Nandy, Rebecca Long-Bailey and Keir...

Rise in EU Nationals Being Refused Settled Status

Hundreds of individuals in Britain originally from countries in the EU are being told they cannot stay in the UK after applying for official immigration status post-Brexit, data has revealed. Most recent statistics detail that 300 European-born...

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Freelancers Left Out of Immigration Rules

Freelancers hoping to stay in or migrate to the UK are effectively being told not to bother, as the new immigration rules starves them out. The new policy paper, published last week, states: “We will not be creating a dedicated route for self...

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The New Immigration System Ignores the Needs of Rural Areas

Last Wednesday (19th of February), the government put forward their proposals for a new immigration system. In the words of a Home Office spokesperson, the plans are aimed at bringing in the ‘brightest and best’ from around the globe- a reference to...

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Response to Government Announcement on Immigration

Matthew Davies, partner and Head of Business Immigration at Midlands law firm Wright Hassall, responds to the Government’s announcement of post-Brexit immigration changes which ends free movement and brings EEA nationals within a “new”...

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The EU Settlement Scheme: One Lawyer’s Take

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, EU nationals living in the UK will have to apply for either Settled Status or Pre-Settled Status before 30 June 2021 if they wish to continue living here after that date. This requirement came as...