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Paper showing the status of the furlough.
28th July 2021

What should be considered at the end of furlough?

Experts have warned that the end of furlough and the boost to Universal Credit could lead to an ‘avalanche of homelessness’. The government intends to end these furlough schemes in September which combined with the eviction ban having ended May 31st there is serious concern. Further, the end of furlough might led to a rise…
exceptional assurance
30th June 2021

Exceptional Assurance

Adeeb Chowdhry discusses ‘exceptional assurance’. Are you currently in the UK on a temporary visa and unable to return to your home country due to current COVID travel restrictions? If you are in the UK on a temporary visa that expires prior to 30th September 2021 you can request additional time. You can submit this request…
Diversity and inclusion
28th June 2021

Mental Health and Race in the Workplace

The City Mental Health Alliance has recently a detailed report on Mental Health and Race at Work in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group and YouGov. Key Findings It was reported that 45% of black, 26% East Asian, 23% South Asian and 24% of mixed-race respondents had experienced racism at work. Of those who had, 65%…
Ban on business eviction
17th June 2021

Government extends the ban on business eviction until March 2022

The ban on eviction of business tenants was due to end this month. Any business that has stopped paying rent due to the coronavirus crisis will not be evicted in July. Clearly there are two sides to this argument. Businesses are able to maintain their physical position, but landlords are upset that rent arrears will…
2nd June 2021

How is the overhaul of immigration going?

Priti Patel has claimed that the new, firmer stance on immigration has been based on ‘public opinion’ rather than based on ‘economics and culture’. The government ended the free movement of people from the EU and introduced a new points-based system. Therefore, prioritising skill and talent. Further, they have announced a new model for refugees…
19th May 2021

What is a Child Arrangement Order?

The family department discusses what a child arrangement order is and the importance of seeking advice. A Child arrangements order sets out contact with a minor. These usually include where they live and frequency that they see each parent until they are 18 years old. These are usually used when parents are unable to agree…
12th April 2021

Do my investments qualify for an Investor Visa?

You must have a minimum of £2 million available to you to invest freely in the UK. The funds must be in qualifying investments, which include: Share or loan capital in a trading UK business registered at Companies House. However, the company cannot principally be engaged in property investment, management or development;Pooled investment vehicles. Those…
29th March 2021

Divorce “blame game” to end – No-fault divorce to start in autumn 2021

Fahmida Ahmed discusses the changes in law surrounding divorce. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 amends the existing laws relating to divorce. It allows applications for to claim "no-fault" in England and Wales. Divorcing couples no longer have to blame one another for the breakdown of their marriage. The Act seeks to reduce family conflict.…
8th March 2021

GOOD NEWS FOR STUDENTS

The UK government has recently confirmed that the ‘Graduate Route’ for all the International students will open for the applications on 1st July 2021. This route for further 2 years work visa will be available to all the students, who have completed their Degree or Master’s. The PHD students will be given 3 years visa.…
27th January 2021

Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do…

The global pandemic has led to people realising that they need to write or update their Will. However, a report, by IRN Research, outlined that the surge in Will drafting was mainly due to giving them ‘peace of mind’ rather than ‘Covid-19’. With the highest death toll in the world per million people, Wills have…