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McGill & Co is a Scottish immigration law firm specialising in UK immigration, nationality and refugee law.

29 March 2019 James Ritchie Business Immigration
As of today, the Start-up and Innovator visa categories have opened to applicants.  The Home Office have today published a full list of authorised endorsing bodies that can issue endorsements for the Start-up visa and another for the Innovator list.

28 March 2019 James Ritchie Business Immigration
What is it? Another new visa route presented in the immigration white paper of December 2018, set to go live this Friday. The Innovator visa was initially proposed in the white paper as a route: “For experienced business people who want to set up a business in the UK that is innovative, scalable and viable.”

06 December 2018 Jack Freeland Business Immigration
The Home Office announced last night that the Tier 1 (Investor) visa route will be suspended from midnight tomorrow, Friday 07 December, until new rules come in to force in 2019. The decision to suspend the visa program has reportedly  been taken as part of reforms designed to tackle organised crime and money laundering.

02 October 2018 Jack Freeland Business Immigration
The Home Office civil penalty scheme is used to ensure that employers are compliant with the immigration rules by conducting proper Right to Work checks to confirm that all employees have the correct permissions to work in the UK. Where businesses are found to be in breach of their duties under the immigration rules, they can expect to be issued with a Civil Penalty Notice by the Home Office. This article will examine the Civil Penalty Notice scheme and signpost what you can do if your business is liable for a civil penalty for employing illegal workers.

06 September 2018 James Ritchie Business Immigration
Announced today by Savid Javid and Michael Gove is a pilot to allow migrants to work on UK farms.

24 August 2018 Jack Freeland Business Immigration
The Home Office, yesterday, released their latest immigration statistics for the second quarter of 2018. Following on from our earlier post on the popularity of the Tier 1 (Investor) route recently and in the first quarter of this year, we look at whether the trend is continuing throughout 2018. This article will also highlight the recent technical changes for Tier 1 (Investor) applicants that came in to force on 06 July 2018.

13 July 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Business Immigration
The important contribution that migrants make to the current and future success of the UK economy has been highlighted in new research, which found that people from ethnic minority and immigrant backgrounds are twice as likely as their white British counterparts to be early-stage entrepreneurs. 

05 July 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Business Immigration
Tomorrow (Friday 6 July 2018) marks the introduction of the latest statement of changes to Immigration rules. The new rules are a small change in a wider rollout of changes which are taking place.

18 June 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Business Immigration
  The UK Government has announced that it intends to introduce a new “start-up” visa for people who want to start up a business in the UK. 

11 June 2018 Grace McGill Business Immigration
When is an investment in residential or commercial property a permitted investment for the purposes of Tier 1 Visa regulations?

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