Latest Immigration News
- Families reunited as asylum seekers transferred to the UK
The UK has announced the successful transfer of 28 asylum seekers from Greece to reunite with their family members here, showing its ongoing global leadership in providing refuge for the most vulnerab …
- First virtual citizenship ceremony welcomed by Home Office minister
Home Office Minister Kevin Foster attended the UK’s first virtual citizenship ceremony today.
- New working group launched to address challenges faced by Windrush generation
The Home Secretary has launched a cross-government working group to address challenges faced by the Windrush generation and their descendants.
- Home Office extends bereavement scheme to NHS support staff and social care workers
The bereavement scheme has been extended to the families and dependants of NHS support staff and social care workers who die as a result of contracting coronavirus (COVID-19).
- NHS frontline workers visas extended so they can focus on fighting coronavirus
Doctors, nurses and paramedics with visas due to expire before 1 October 2020 will have them automatically extended for one year.
- Visas extended for those currently unable to return home due to COVID-19
Leave extended to 31 May for individuals who are currently unable to return home at the end of their visa.
- Landmark Immigration Bill to end free movement introduced to Parliament
The bill will end free movement and give the government full control of UK borders for the first time in four decades.
- New Director General appointed to HMPO and UKVI
Abi Tierney has been appointed as the new Director General of Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) and UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).
- Home Secretary announces new UK points-based immigration system
New points-based immigration system will open up the UK to the brightest and the best from around the world.
- Windrush Compensation Scheme extended by 2 years
Changes are being made to the Windrush Compensation Scheme to make it more flexible and to keep it open for longer.
Latest Family Law News
- Women divorced in later life may be missing out on substantial state pensions
- One in six children have a probable mental disorder
- Domestic abuse and sexual violence survivors encouraged to seek help during Welsh firebreak lockdown
- New legal guidance from CPS tackles rape myths and stereotypes
Draft launched for public consultation
- 8.7 million people report experiencing economic abuse
1.6 million see this begin as a result of COVID-19 pandemic
- New public law cases received by Cafcass increased by 7 per cent in September
- New private law cases received by Cafcass in September 14 per cent higher than 2019
- Coronavirus: Separated Families and Contact with Children in Care FAQs
- Guidance on new three-tier Covid system and how it impacts adoption and fostering practice in England
- Privy Council to give judgment in reciprocal enforcement case
Latest Employment News
- If you are one of the Elves working over Christmas, what are your rights?
- Acas Response to ONS gender pay gap statistics
- Acas launches new guidance for employers to help manage the impact of menopause at work
- Acas launches new guidance for students planning to work while at university
- Acas comment on pet bereavement at work
- Acas offers guidance for young people going straight into work after A-levels
- Acas issues tips for employers to manage the hot weather at work
- Susan Clews responds to Government's NDA announcement
- New annual report reveals continued high demand for Acas' conciliation service after removal of tribunal fees
- Acas response to the Government's consultation on single enforcement body for employment rights