In March this year, the government announced its response to two reviews of Tier 2 undertaken by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) in 2015.
At the time of its response, the government said the changes would come into effect in two stages, in autumn 2016 and in April 2017.
Following recent discussions with the Home Office, we understand that the government is working to an implementation date of Thursday 6th October 2016 for the autumn changes.
We understand that the two largest changes will be the closure to new applications of the Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Skills Transfer route and the introduction of the Immigration Health Surcharge for the Tier 2 (ICT) route.
We must stress that presently the date is yet to be confirmed by the Home Office, but we will of course endeavour to keep you as up to date as possible.
Further to the UK Government's announcement in June about the EU Settlement Scheme, new information has been released about proving rights in the UK.
The "transition period" ends on 31st December 2020 and until this date identity documents (passport, identity card, or biometric residence permit for non-EEA citizens) can still be used to prove an individual's rights in the UK.
An online service will soon be launched which will allow individuals to prove their rights to others, including employers and landlords. Paper-based evidence will not be provided.
We are delighted to announce that Celsium Powered by Brunel has won the Global Mobility Solutions Provider of the Year - UK category in the 2018 Corporate Immigration & Relocation Awards.
The award, which recognises the very best firms and professionals who work to ensure the most instrumental individual is present in the most opportune place, at the right time to have the greatest impact for all stakeholders, was presented by Acquisition International.
On 21 June 2018 the UK Home Office published their EU Settlement Scheme Statement of Intent and draft Immigration Rules which set out further details about how EU citizens and their families can obtain settled status in the UK and continue living here permanently.
The statement of intent document is 60 pages long, so for those of you who don't have time to read through it, here are the main points:
The Rogue Landlord and Agent Checker has been launched that will allow tenants to check landlords and agents before they sign a tenancy agreement.
The checker, from the Mayor of London, lists those landlords and lettings agents who have been successfully prosecuted or have faced civil enforcement action for housing offences, along with details of the offences and the properties to which they relate.
At the moment, 10 of the 32 London councils have published data (equivalent to 25% of renters), with another 8 councils to submit data in the coming weeks.
Private Rental Prices Still Increasing in England, Scotland and Wales
Rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) increased by 1.4% in the 12 months to November 2017.
Rental prices for Great Britain excluding London increased by 1.8% in the 12 months to November 2017.
Rental prices for London increased by 0.6% in the 12 months to November 2017. This is the lowest annual increase in London since October 2010.
UAE-based corporate hospitality company blueground said work has been completed on 150 of its fully-furnished rental apartments located in some of the most popular areas of Dubai and the units are now ready for occupation.
A major player in Dubai, blueground leases and upgrades high-quality properties in the most sought-after locations, and subsequently rents them out to business travelers for mid-to-long term duration.
You may have read last week that Celsium Global Mobility Solutions has been acquired by Brunel International N.V., a leading global workforce mobilisation company headquartered in the Netherlands. If you haven't heard this exciting news, you can catch up here.
As part of the acquisition, Celsium Global Mobility Solutions has been rebranded as Celsium Powered by Brunel and we have relocated to new offices based in the heart of Birmingham's city centre business district.
We are delighted to announce Celsium’s acquisition by Brunel International N.V., a leading global workforce mobilisation company headquartered in the Netherlands. Celsium extends Brunel’s global mobility capabilities and brings further expertise for continued innovation in the staffing and employee mobility markets.
We are delighted to announce that Celsium has won the ‘Newcomer of the Year’ category in the City of Birmingham Business Awards 2017.
The inaugural City of Birmingham Business Awards, which was held to celebrate outstanding individual and corporate success throughout the region, was hosted by Downtown in Business. The gala awards dinner, presented by Heart FM’s Ed James and Downtown’s founder and chief executive