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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.

NHS Visa

Tuesday 10th December 2019

As general elections are approaching soon, all the political parties are in battle to secure votes. As part of the Conservatives manifesto, they have announced they will introduce a new "NHS Visa" which will allow overseas doctors and nurses to come and work in the United Kingdom. Surprisingly the…

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Gifts and Inheritance Tax

Friday 22nd November 2019

Whether you wish to make a gift to your grandchild or to your favourite charity, you will be potentially transferring part of your estate. If the life-time charge applies, the amount payable on Inheritance Tax (IHT) will be affected.…

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Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List

Tuesday 12th November 2019

What are the changes in the Shortage of Occupation list and what does it mean for you? Changes to Shortage of Occupation List: The shortage of occupation list (SOL) has been expanded to help employers to hire skilled workers from the international countries to come and…

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Thursday 7th November 2019

The Home Office has recently introduced a new Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules under HC 170. The changes will only apply if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union "without" a deal. What is the purpose of changes? The purpose of the changes is to enable the…

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No TOEFL and IELTS required now for healthcare professionals to work in UK

Thursday 10th October 2019

According to new visa rules doctors, nurses, dentists and midwives with valid Occupational English Test (OET) scores will be exempt from the English language requirement for UK visa application. Earlier, the candidates had to take TOEFL or IELTS exam to apply for visa as well as…

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September Updates to Start-Up and Innovator Categories

Tuesday 24th September 2019

Published earlier this month, the statement of changes to the Immigration Rules is set to provide a few minor amendments to the Start-Up and Innovator visa…

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Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List is Expanding

Saturday 21st September 2019

The new changes to the shortage occupation list (SOL) have been announced earlier this month by the UK immigration minister. Following recommendations by the independent Migration Advisory…

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Immigration Rules Changes – Tier 2 Route

Monday 16th September 2019

On 09 September 2019, the Home Office set out a number of changes to the Immigration Rules, in a document called a Statement of Changes. We have summarised the…

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Two-year post-study work visa is back!

Thursday 12th September 2019

Thousands of international students studying in the UK are happy to hear that the two-year post-study work visa has returned. Specific visa route was introduced in 2004 and canceled by Theresa May in 2012 as Home Secretary. She considered the two-year post-study work visa was "too generous". Afterward, that decision…

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Endorsing Bodies - The Facts

Thursday 15th August 2019

Introduced earlier this year, Innovator visa and Start-Up visa require applicants to get an endorsement from one of the Endorsing Bodies listed in the Home Office Guidance. The Endorsing Bodies, currently 29 on the list, have been delegated…

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The UK aims to break the record on visas for academics and researchers this year

Wednesday 31st July 2019

This autumn it is expected to see a decided shift in UK immigration policy toward being more welcoming to non-EU academics, scientists and researchers; a group commonly defined as "the brightest and the best"…

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Life in the UK test contract awarded to PSI Services

Monday 22nd July 2019

On 17 July 2019 the Home Office announced that a current provider PSI Services has been awarded the Life in the UK contract for another 3 years. The Life in the UK test is part of your…

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