Latest Immigration News
- 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.
- News story: New digital visa application service now available worldwide
The global roll out of the Home Office’s Access UK visit visa service is now complete.
- News story: Statement: the status of EU nationals in the UK
There has been no change to the rights and status of EU nationals* in the UK, and UK nationals in the EU, as a result of the referendum.
- News story: Government launches National Transfer Scheme for migrant children
The new scheme will encourage all local authorities to care for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.
- News story: Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates benefit from new electronic visa waiver (EVW)
New EVW version introduced on 23 May 2016 for passport holders from Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates travelling to the UK.
- News story: Home Office announces Inspector of Borders and Immigration contract extension
The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Bolt, has had his contract extended by 3 years, the Home Secretary announced today (26 May).
Latest Family Law News
- ‘Child Maintenance Service loopholes deny children the support they deserve’
Gingerbread publishes report on CMS failings
- President’s guidance: Judicial participation in OFSTED inspections of local authority children’s services
- Family lawyers requested for details of their recent court experiences
Law Society’s Family Section advisory group launches survey
- Mrs Justice Roberts gives comprehensive summary of the law regarding sham trusts
Trust disclosed in Form E found to be genuine
- New research will audit best practice in inter-country children and families cases
Children and Families Across Borders announces research and advocacy project
- 6 out of 10 separating couples ignore law and go straight to court
Some solicitors are “treating the new law like a box-ticking exercise,” says NFM
- Court of Appeal to hear father’s appeal in Charedi community contact case
Hearing listed for November 2017
- Government announces draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill
Queen’s Speech includes draft legislation to transform approach to domestic violence
- Divorces in 2015 fell by 9 per cent compared with previous year
Fall in divorces is consistent with decline in new marriages
- The Transparency Pilot: A note from the Vice President of the Court of Protection
Latest Employment News
- Acas issues hot weather tips for employers
- Acas statement on EHRC's Working Forward campaign success
- Acas publishes new guidance to help understand gig economy working and employment status rights
- Acas responds to Government consultation on disabled people in the workplace
- Acas statement on tube talks
- Acas and GEO launch new guidance on gender pay reporting to help 8,000 large businesses
- Acas response to Government committee report on workplace dress codes
- Acas Chair Sir Brendan Barber's response to the Government's Industrial Strategy
- Acas supports new Government campaign on National Minimum Wage
- Sir Brendan Barber predicts Brexit, gender pay, gig working, industrial disputes & the Trade Union Act will be key workplace issues in 2017