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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.

“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…

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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…

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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…

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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%,…

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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 to £50,000 in April. The personal allowance or the amount you can earn…

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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 the UK…

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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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Home Office scraps scheme that used NHS data to track migrants

Monday 19th November 2018

Following the legal action by Migrants' Rights Network the UK Home Office has backed down from secret data-sharing deal. Under the controversial "hostile environment" scheme the Home Office was using NHS data to track down patients believed to be breaching immigration rules. It has been decided that the NHS providers…

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New Digital Visa Services

Friday 2nd November 2018
Irina Durnova

Earlier this year the Home Office has awarded Sopra Steria a £91m contract to develop a digital visa and immigration service in the UK. The…

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More Unexplained Wealth Orders?

Wednesday 31st October 2018
Irina Durnova

On 31 January 2018 enforcement authorities in England obtained new rights to apply for "unexplained wealth orders" (UWO) which might be subsequently issued by the High Court. Unexplained wealth order can be applied either to…

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New Visa and Citizenship Application Services Announced

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

The newly introduced streamlined services has been announced by the Home Office that "will allow customers in the UK to submit all necessary evidence and personal information to support their application quickly and securely through a joined up journey". The…

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Increase to Immigration Health Surcharge Announced

Wednesday 17th October 2018

From December 2018 the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) may double under plans put before Parliament on 11 October 2018. This is still subject to the Parliamentary approval. Anyone in the UK on a work, study or family visa for longer than 6 months can access NHS services in the…

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