How to meet the spouse salary requirement

The partner of a person who is “settled” in the United Kingdom requires financial sponsorship from their settled partner. A person is considered to be “settled” in the United Kingdom if they are British, Irish or have Indefinite Leave to Remain status. A partner is a person to whom the settled person is married, in […]

Skilled Worker salary increases: FAQ

  What is the new minimum salary level for sponsoring workers as Skilled Workers? It depends on the job role. The minimum salary for a standard Skilled Worker application is rising from £26,200 to £38,700 per annum as a gross base salary. However, each job role also has its own minimum salary level that also […]

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023

These changes which are in effect from 4th March 2024 have been enacted to enhance the role of the Registrar of Companies and Companies House as a proactive regulator building on the changes introduced under the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022.   The principal changes include: Registered office – all companies must now […]

EU Settlement Scheme: five years on and still unresolved

Late Applications The EU settlement scheme, which ran from 28 August 2018 to 30 June 2021, enabled EU nationals and their family members to remain in the UK following the Brexit vote. To date, almost 8 million applications have been made. Nearly 600,000 applications have been made after the deadline. For scale, this is more […]

Illegal working civil penalties in the food sector

Huge fines for the food sector: Between 1 July and 30 September 2023, the government issued £985,000 in illegal worker civil penalties to companies based in London and the South East of England. 47% of these civil penalties were issued to companies in the restaurant and take away sectors who were collectively fined £465,000. With […]

Immigration Changes Coming in 2024

The U.K. Government has announced the dates for a number of changes to visas and immigration legislation which are set to come into force in the first half of 2024. The changes are set out below: Date Visa Type Changes 6th February 2024 Immigration Health Surcharge The lower rate surcharge will rise from £470 to […]

What are the valid reasons for terminating employment?

We often find that employers can feel that it is almost impossible to dismiss an employee. Whilst we would advise that employers always seek advice before terminating an employee’s employment (or starting any process towards this), with the right advice and guidance, this can be a straight forward process.  The Law By law, to lawfully […]

Payment under a construction contract and the right to adjudicate

We continue to receive a number of enquiries from contractors and sub-contractors unaware of their right to adjudicate under a construction contract for non-payment, despite the fact statutory adjudication was introduced 25 years ago. Many clients have come to us after being advised by previous solicitors to commence County Court proceedings, which can be a […]