Commentary and analysis

All items: Foreign nationals

  • Soon-to-expire visas: Do new Home Office allowances provide enough relief?

    Date:
    7 April 2020

    Companies that employ overseas citizens with soon-to-expire visas may be feeling anxious about how they will be affected by the travel bans and other restrictions brought by the coronavirus. New government allowances and guidance could provide some relief but, as Jonathan Beech asks, do these go far enough?

  • General election: What should HR know about immigration proposals?

    Date:
    5 December 2019

    With just one week until the general election, Kerry Garcia and Jackie Penlington of Stevens & Bolton LLP examine what the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats are proposing for immigration.

  • EU settled status: how employers can help their European staff

    Date:
    20 June 2019

    Last week Personnel Today ran an opinion piece which criticised the EU Settlement Scheme, the process that EU, EEA or Swiss citizens need to follow to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. In response, immigration minister Caroline Nokes explains what the Home Office is doing to make the scheme run as smoothly as possible for individuals and employers.

  • Visa applications for non-EU nationals: What HR needs to know

    Date:
    3 December 2018

    As HR professionals try to grapple with the settled status pilot scheme for EU permanent residence applications, there is now also the new UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service for non-EU employees. Jonathan Beech from Migrate UK explains the challenges.

  • Right to work in the UK: How much can employers rely on Home Office advice?

    Date:
    24 April 2018

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers the implications of a recent case involving a Jamaican bus driver who was dismissed when he could not provide the required documentation during his employer's audit of its workforce's right to work in the UK.

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