Category: Immigration

Ison Harrison Holds Key Advice Session for the Windrush Generation

Ison Harrison Holds Key Advice Session for the Windrush Generation

The Windrush scandal is the latest news topic that everyone has been talking about over the last few weeks, and Ison Harrison is here to offer advice and assistance on the matter. Since the Windrush debate started in April, many people have raised concerns over whether they will be affected by the errors made. Ison…

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Illegal Workers Penalties: Quarterly Report Issued

A quarterly report issued by the Home Office has outlined the penalties issued to employers throughout all regions of the UK in the first part of 2016. The changes brought into force by the Immigration Act 2016 will have an even greater impact soon. It is a pertinent time to assess the figures and study the…

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Increase In British Citizenship Applications Following Brexit Announcement

If there was confusion and uncertainty prior to the 23 June EU referendum, then the eventual Brexit vote has done little to clear anything up. Immigration was a central discussion point throughout the weeks of heated campaigning, with contradictory statements issued by both ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ groups, which only added to the tension. Post-Brexit Now,…

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New Legislation: Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill 2016 and the Investigatory Powers Bill 2016

Two diverse pieces of legislation have recently been passed into the House of Lords on their way to becoming implemented into UK law. Each of these have implications for different and contrasting areas of UK Business law. Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill 2016 Many UK businesses may claim to be shocked at the…

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What The New Immigration Act 2016 Could Mean For Employment Law

After being first announced in the Queen’s Speech of May 2015, the Immigration Bill received Royal Assent a year later on Thursday 12 May 2016 and will now be known as the Immigration Act 2016. The Act introduces new sanctions that will fundamentally affect employment law in the UK and follows on from the Immigration Act…

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IH-Red Cross Partnership

We are very pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership with the British Red Cross, to help them provide advice and assistance to recognised refugees who are trying to be reunited with their families. As part of the cuts to Legal Aid made in April 2013, assistance was stopped for those granted…

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Private Landlords face stiff penalties for failing to police immigrants

Last year we wrote about the introduction of new Immigration laws, which meant private landlords would be fined for renting properties to people living in the UK without permission. The fines can affect any landlord who fails to make sure that the person who they are renting to has immigration status, a task which the…

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The Politics of Immigration

The party conference season has now ended and Immigration looks likely to be high on the agendas for each of the major political parties. Early election manifestos are already being published and Immigration is being put under the same headings as Crime and Welfare Benefits, once more putting it across in a negative light to…

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Law Society – Access To Justice

In a speech made recently Andrew Caplin, the recently installed President of the Law Society, announced a new campaign which aims to highlight the increasing difficulties faced by people who find themselves needing to take legal action. The Access to Justice campaign was introduced with three core aims: To raise public awareness of lawyer-aided access to…

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Home Office House Calls

We’ve recently become aware of a new tactic from the Home Office in checking up on people who are reliant on their family relationships for their legal status in the UK. Immigration Officers seem to be not only making house calls to make sure people live with who they say they do, but knocking on…