Latest Immigration News
- News story: Government doubles exceptional talent visa offer
Double the number of visas will be made available to leading figures and individuals who show promise in technology, science, art and creative industries.
- Press release: Fake remembrance merchandise seized by Border Force
Border Force officers have seized fake poppy branded jewellery, key rings and scarves estimated to be worth approximately £150,000.
- News story: More detail provided on new settled status for EU citizens
New document sets out how EU citizens will be supported through an application process which is streamlined and easy to use.
- 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).
Latest Family Law News
- MIAMs between July and September down 5% on a year ago
Mediation starts down 14%
- Average duration of care proceedings remains at 28 weeks
New family law cases in July to September up 2% on a year ago
- New private law cases received by Cafcass in November were 9% ahead of last year
Highest November figure for five years
- Care applications received by Cafcass 5% down on a year ago
1,228 applications received in November
- Law Soc publishes behavioural research of consumers choosing divorce services
Price comparison particularly difficult in respect of family law disputes
- House of Commons to debate parental rights of prisoners
- 14,000 new cases of FGM in two years highlights scale of the challenge: LGA
20 cases recorded in last quarter where the procedure was undertaken in the UK
- Select Committee examines proposed HFEA order to remedy discrimination against single parents
Call for submissions on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial Order) 2018
- More legal aid support for victims of domestic violence, pledged by MoJ
Wider range of evidence will be accepted
- President of the Family Division Circular: Financial Remedies Courts
Pilots should commence in February 2018
Latest Employment News
- Acas launches new guidance to prevent pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work
- Acas publishes new advice on sexual harassment at work
- Acas launches new stress at work guidance
- 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