30 06, 2017

Brexit triggers good news for property rents in London

By | 2018-03-19T06:59:20+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: EEA Family Permit, Settlement Permissions, UK Investors Visa, UK Settlement Visa, UK Visa News|Tags: |

London rents are falling due to a supply overhang prompted by Brexit uncertainty, policy changes and flagging demand Prime central London (PCL) rents leapt by 5.1 percent in the five years from the first quarter of 2011 to 2016, while real (inflation-adjusted) wages stagnated (at best). Meantime, the elusive dream of homeownership sailed further into [...]

22 06, 2017

Brace: Hard Brexit Ahead!!

By | 2018-03-19T06:59:34+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: British Citizenship, EEA Family Permit, UK Visa News|Tags: , , , , , |

The Queen’s speech on Wednesday laying down the Legislative agenda for the special two year parliamentary session until summer 2019 contained eight separate pieces of Brexit legislation paving the way for Britain’s eventual departure from the European Union in March 2019. The prime minister will aim to pass bills repatriating powers over both trade and [...]

5 06, 2017

UK election 2017: Green Party promises to maintain status quo (and even turn back the clock on the referendum)

By | 2018-03-19T08:51:42+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Categories: UK Visa News, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The Green Party’s primarily addresses immigration in the context of Brexit and the rights of EU nationals in the UK and immediately guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens to remain in the UK’ andalsoprotect freedom of movement. The party even commits to hold a second EU referendum, which includes the ‘option to reject the deal [...]

3 06, 2017

UK election 2017: Conservatives pitch a tough approach to immigration

By | 2018-03-19T08:55:13+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Categories: UK Visa News|Tags: , , |

In almost a week’s time the General Elections would be streaming and the parties have come up with their respective strategies, agendas and plans. The Conservative and Unionist Party’s election manifesto addresses aspects of immigration relating to the process of leaving the EU, as well as asylum policy and ending modern slavery. The Conservatives pledge [...]

31 03, 2017

Signed. Sealed and Delivered – Theresa May triggers Article 50

By | 2018-03-19T08:55:44+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: EEA Family Permit, EEA Family Permit, UK Visa News|Tags: |

With the formal notification by Theresa May triggering Article 50, formally notifying the EU of the UK's intention to withdraw from membership, it starts the two-year clock for departure, making 29 March 2019 the expected date that the UK will leave the EU (unless members unanimously agree to an extension). With the EU leaders meeting [...]

12 03, 2017

UK business leaders call for delay in Brexit if no trade deal is reached

By | 2018-03-19T08:59:21+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Categories: UK Visa News|Tags: |

A recent report published by the BBC quoted UK business leaders calling for a delay in Brexit if no trade deal is reached by the Government with the EU at the end of the two-year negotiating process. The report goes on to state that, “the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) also wants businesses to continue [...]

18 02, 2017

EU applicants can use Fast Track to apply for Registration Certificates or Permanent Residence

By | 2018-03-19T09:22:18+00:00 February 18th, 2017|Categories: EEA Family Permit|Tags: , , |

The launch of a new Passport return service by the Home Office from 1st October 2016 that allows EEA Nationals and Swiss nationals to apply for either a registration certificate or permanent residence is proving to be very popular. The service has been introduced to create a more streamlined application process and ease the burden [...]

1 02, 2017

Brexit fears for UK’s status as leading tech start up hub in Europe

By | 2018-03-19T09:23:03+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Categories: UK Visa News|Tags: |

According to a recent study published in The Telegraph, UK’s leading position in the European tech start-up industry could be threatened if Brexit makes it harder to attract foreign employees. Research by a venture capital firm states that UK currently boasts almost a third of all tech start-up employees in Europe, ahead of France on [...]

18 01, 2017

So it begins: Theresa May’s Brexit announcement

By | 2018-03-19T09:24:48+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Categories: EEA Family Permit, EEA Family Permit, UK Visa News|Tags: , |

With the anticipated speech from Theresa May out of the way, there seems to be some emerging clarity on the way forward for UK. Some of the key highlights and its implications: Take back control of borders, arguing that record levels of migration had “put pressure on public services” SM2UK Interpretation: Immigration rules are likely [...]