Latest Immigration News
- News story: Home Office announces changes to Grenfell immigration policy
The Home Office today announced changes to the dedicated immigration policy for survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy so it provides a route to settlement in the UK.
- Press release: Hull people smuggler jailed
A Lithuanian man who attempted to smuggle two Chinese nationals into the UK at the Port of Hull has been jailed for more than two years.
- News story: Home Office publishes second report on statistics collected under exit checks programme
The Home Office has today published the second report on the data collected on travellers departing and arriving in the UK as part of the exit checks programme.
- Press release: Home Secretary visits new coastal patrol vessel in Scotland
The Home Secretary today took to the waters in Troon to see first-hand how Border Force is working with regional partners to protect Scotland’s coastline.
- News story: Refugees of all nationalities fleeing Syria are now eligible for resettlement in the UK
The Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) will be expanded to include refugees of all nationalities who have fled the conflict in Syria to neighbouring countries.
- News story: Customer enquiry service changes
How you contact UK Visas and Immigration is changing.
- Press release: 5,000 refugees arrive since Syrian scheme expanded
More than 5,000 Syrian refugees have been resettled in the UK under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement (VPR) scheme since October 2015, new figures reveal today (Thursday 23 February).
- News story: Changes to the Immigration Rules
The Home Office is making changes to the Immigration Rules affecting a number of categories.
- News story: Unaccompanied minors arrive in UK ahead of Calais camp clearance
A group of unaccompanied children have been transferred from Calais to the UK today (17 October).
- News story: Sarah Rapson to leave Home Office
Director General of UK Visas & Immigration departs after more than 11 years at the Home Office.
Latest Family Law News
- France not recognising same-sex marriages converted from civil partnerships
Couples advised to divorce and re-marry
- FDAC awarded £6 million grant to enable roll out of service
FDAC National Unit to work with eleven local authorities
- Divorce stats show need for legislation on cohabitation and no-fault divorce, says Resolution
Divorce rate still 30% lower than 2003
- Police recorded domestic abuse continues to rise
4,246 offences of coercive control recorded in year ending March 2017
- Council vicariously liable for abuse perpetrated by foster parents
Local authority has no non-delegable duty to ensure reasonable care of fostered children
- Children in contact with the public law system more likely to offend than others
MoJ report focuses on those children named in a public law case
- Mr Justice Baker appointed as the Senior Family Liaison Judge
Appointment has immediate effect
- Guidance given in important hair strand testing judgment
Practices of testers affirmed and suggestions made for report writing
- Sir David Bodey retires from the Family Division of the High Court
Judge says he is ‘shamed’ by cases in which parties have to represent themselves
- Adoption and Children Act Register (Search and Inspection) Regulations 2017
Latest Employment News
- Acas statement on new proposed child bereavement leave for working parents
- World Mental Health Day – Acas launches new guidance
- Acas publishes new advice to help support working parents with premature babies
- Too many trans employees lack support from their managers in the workplace, according to new Acas research
- Acas comment for A-level results day
- Industrial Action suspended in Birmingham Bin Dispute
- Acas statement on EHRC research on gender pay
- Supreme Court Tribunal Fees Decision
- New annual report shows continued demand for Acas workplace expertise and advice
- Acas Chair Sir Brendan Barber's response to the Matthew Taylor Report