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2023 visa routes to the UK

Flag on March 17th, 2023

There are various “work visa” categories in the UK, many of which require sponsoring by a business with a relevant sponsor licence. Since the sponsor licence system was first introduced in 2008, these visa categories have evolved. Some have been renamed, eligibility requirements have changed, and some have been abolished completely. We have created an easy-to-understand […]

Expanding into the EEA or UK for the first time

Flag on December 13th, 2022

What are the main considerations when expanding into the European Economic Area (EEA) or the UK for the first time? We have created a checklist of the top 10 considerations for a business taking its first steps in the EEA or UK. Tax and social security Hiring staff Expatriates Check Immigration rules How to incentivise […]

Delays to UK worker visas: what can employers do?

Flag on August 21st, 2022

Many employers have struggled with the challenges caused by delayed VISA applications of their workers and a lack of priority appointments in all but a small number of visit visas. This has made it very difficult to reasonably plan when workers can start or remain in the UK for work. Here we analyse the reason […]

Right to Work Checks have changed from April 2022

Flag on May 24th, 2022

In March 2020 Right to Work checks in the UK were temporarily adjusted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was to make it easier for employers to carry out checks. Temporary changes The following temporary changes were made: checks could be carried out over video calls job applicants and existing workers could send scanned documents […]

UK GDPR – A new UK personal data transfer mechanism

Flag on January 3rd, 2022

What’s new? Eight months after the EU released their new standard contractual clauses for personal data transfers outside of the EEA, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued its version of the new standard contractual clauses (SCCs). Why? Following Brexit, the new EU SCCs did not come into effect in the UK. The UK needed […]

Don’t Leave the UK if you have an Outstanding application

Flag on January 8th, 2021

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented effect on businesses throughout the last year and a half. Immigration, in particular, has been affected with a multitude of issues arising as a result of travel restrictions. In this case study, Abbiss Cadres’ expert immigration lawyer, Jonathan Martin, deals with a complex case involving a US […]

Abbiss Cadres Bolsters Data Protection Service With New Partner Hire

Flag on January 8th, 2021

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new partner, Megan Shields, former Associate General Counsel of U.S. headquartered Webroot Inc, the global, anti-malware tech firm. Megan will spearhead the expansion of Abbiss Cadres’s data protection and privacy offering to provide clients with a one-stop shop for EU and UK GDPR compliance and wider […]

International Remote Working – A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Flag on January 4th, 2021

Are you ready for increased employee choices and flexibility in the workplace? There is no doubt that we are all living through an exceptional period of time, as a result of the pandemic. We have seen a revolutionary and practically overnight shift from office-based work to  international remote home working that became a necessity, as […]

EU Commission Data Protection Adequacy Decision – One Step Closer to Approval

Flag on January 4th, 2021

Another positive step towards data adequacy status was reached in February with the publication of the European Commission’s draft adequacy decision. Further progress was made towards UK data adequacy status with the publication of the European Data Protection Board’s (EDPB) Opinion on 13 April on the European Commission’s (EC) draft adequacy decision. The Opinion agreed […]