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Windrush Compensation Scheme Events

May 26, 2020
People who were given British Citizenship or Indefinite Leave to Remain under the 'Windrush' scheme may be entitled to compensation if they suffered losses as a result of their previous lack of formal immigration status, for example in relation to employment, health, housing and education.
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Coronavirus and Immigration: What You Need to Know

May 20, 2020
In the light of COVID-19 changing the way in which people go about their daily lives, we have put together a list of important points and resources for immigration related matters.
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Free movement will not end on 31 October 2019

September 3, 2019
The government caused panic among EU citizens living in the UK when it recently declared that free movement for EU citizens would end overnight on 31 October 2019 if the UK left the EU without a deal. Suddenly the original no-deal plan - that EU citizens would still be able to enter the UK for […]
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Right to rent checks lead to discrimination

April 11, 2019
Most people who want to rent a property must prove they have the right to live in the UK. If they cannot provide that proof, as a result, they will not be able to rent. Since 2016 landlords have been required to conduct Right to Rent checks. They face steep penalties if they rent to […]
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Are you a 'Dreamer'?

January 22, 2018
You may have heard of the 'Dreamers' in America. These are undocumented migrants' children who entered the United States illegally with their parents when they were young. They have lived all their lives in America and most came from Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. American politicians are currently arguing about whether or not they […]
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An immigration lawyer reviews Paddington 2: life in the hostile environment

November 24, 2017
Enjoy this funny analysis of Paddington Bear’s immigration situation…
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I've had an email from the Prime Minister about EU nationals...

October 19, 2017
The following email was received by Sallie Davies. It outlines Theresa May's plans to safeguard the rights of EU nationals after Brexit. If you are affected by any of the content below, contact us or look at our EU settled and pre-settled status page. Dear Sallie, As I travel to Brussels today, I know that […]
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Home Office Immigration Fees: The Truth

October 10, 2017
Peace of mind does not come cheap when the Home Office is involved. Our non-EU clients regularly pay between £1500 to £2000 in immigration fees to the Home Office. There's the £1464 to enter the UK as the partner of a British citizen plus a £600 Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS). Or the £993 for leave […]
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Takeaway director disqualified for 6 years after employing illegal workers

August 25, 2017
Masum Ahmed, director of India Gate restaurant, Chichester, has been disqualified for six years for failing to comply with immigration law by employing illegal workers. India Gate was the trading name of Chi Spice Limited. On 6 July, the Secretary of State accepted a disqualification undertaking from Mr Ahmed. This was effective from 27 July […]
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A chink of light as the government relaxes rules (a bit) on income and immigration

August 25, 2017
A British citizen or someone with indefinite leave to remain who wishes to live in the UK with their partner who is not British or an EU citizen must earn at least £18,600 per year or have substantial savings. This figure increases if there are non-British or EU children involved. Families have inevitably been kept apart […]
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