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LS Legal News Bulletin

This page is dedicated to recent news, updates and opinions from LS Legal Solicitors, as well as blogs and discussions.We want to know your opinion on various legal issues and we welcome your participation in our debates.

Important Changes in Cyprus Investment Program comes into force on 15 May 2019

Monday 15th April 2019

What's new: Investment period: ​5 years following the date of naturalisation, instead of 3 years;Schengen Visa required​: Applicants will have to be in possession of a Valid Schengen visa in order to be eligible to apply for naturalisation;A mandatory donation fee of EUR 150,000. The amount includes EUR 75,000…

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The EU Settlement Scheme

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Today in the UK are over 3.5 million EU citizens who have made the UK their home. Whilst the future relationship of the UK with the EU is uncertain it is important to make UK a safe place for EU citizens regardless of whether the UK leaves the EU with…

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Changes to the Cyprus Citizenship-by-Investment Programme

Monday 18th March 2019

The Cyprus Council of Ministers approved changes to the Cyprus Citizenship-by-Investment Programme (CIP) to increase the standards and credibility of the programme. While these changes are all positive news for the Cyprus CIP, they will increase the total cost to qualify…

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How criminal convictions affect settled status for EU citizens

Friday 1st March 2019

The EU Settlement Scheme has been set up by the UK government for European residents to apply for "settled status" after Brexit. It is considered necessary because most citizens of European Union countries will lose their existing legal status in…

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The Minimum Income Rule for Spouse Visas

Friday 22nd February 2019

For many people the decision to start a family is not an easy one. For families in the UK where one of the partners is from outside the EU it is not only hard to make such a difficult and important decision…

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“No-Fault” Divorces in England and Wales

Monday 18th February 2019

Couples will no longer have to allocate blame or mutually agree to end their marriages. The justice secretary, David Gauke, confirmed he will bring in legislation enacting the reform in the next session of parliament,…

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Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules

Friday 8th February 2019

The Government is clear that entrepreneurs play a key role in creating jobs and driving economic growth, which is vital to the prosperity of the UK. This will build upon the successes of the…

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UKVI's new front end services

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

From 2 November 2018, the way you make an application for settlement, citizenship or to stay in the UK for study or work will change for some applicants. Customers seeking leave to remain in the UK or to settle permanently on the following routes will…

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Что для Вас значит Бюджет 2018?

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Изменения в Налоге на Прибыль Новый Бюджет, в значительной степени, положительная новость для налогоплательщиков. Было принято, что высокая ставка подоходного налога, при превышении которой Ваш доход облагается налогом на уровне 40%, возрастет с 46 350 до 50 000 фунтов стерлингов в апреле. Персональный…

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What does the Budget 2018 mean to you?

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Income Tax Changes The new Budget is rather positive news for taxpayers. It is decided that the higher-rate income tax threshold, above which your income is taxed at 40%, will rise from £46,350…

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Tier 1 (Investor) Visa Suspension

Thursday 6th December 2018
Irina Durnova

Unexpected news about the suspension of Tier 1 (Investor) route appeared overnight. Both the Guardian and BBC have released the Immigration Minister's statement saying that…

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Immigration Health Surcharge WILL BE Increased

Friday 30th November 2018

The decision to double the Immigration Health Surcharge has been approved by the House of Commons on 21 November and by the House of Lords on 28 November. Once it is signed by the Immigration Minister the IHS will double after 21 days of signing. Anyone in the UK…

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