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新闻 / 'Young Professional Scheme' for Indian nationals looking to live and work in the UK without sponsorship
Indian nationals aged between 18 to 30 years old will be able to live and work in the UK for up to two years under the new 'Young Professional Scheme', designed as a cultural exchange programme that allows people to experience life in the UK.
洞察力 / Student visas for the UK, an easy process? Only sometimes.
At Ince, we have assisted numerous European applicants in obtaining visas to study in the UK after Brexit. These are normally fast, straightforward applications, however, some occasional problems can arise later on if the student starts on the wrong path.
新闻 / UK student visas; an easy process? Only sometimes (Spanish)
This article explains the potential pitfalls of a student visa application, even if the process is seemingly straightforward. We have corrected many mistakes made by applicants and their parents, particularly for EEA students, who are not aware of the Home Office timings, requirements and process.
新闻 / Supreme Court ruling changes holiday pay for many part-year workers
We are all familiar with the idea of part-time workers, but some people only work part-year, including private music teachers, examination invigilators, supply teachers, care workers, seasonal workers, bank staff, and others.
洞察力 / Lessons from Twitter - post-acquisition, merger or settlement disputes
Drawing on Elon Musk's recent acquisition of Twitter, we explore some of the ways businesses can reduce their risk of post-acquisition, merger or settlement disputes.
新闻 / Autumn Budget Statement 2022 – what does it mean for your finances?
23-11-2022 / 私人财富
The one thing we all knew before the Chancellor stood up to deliver the autumn budget on Thursday 17 November was that it would be painful – the unknown was precisely how painful.
新闻 / The Rollercoaster that is: IR35 and the Off Payroll Working Rules
14-11-2022 / 能源及基础设施
事件 / Webinar: Addressing the legal and tax issues for employers for hybrid and remote working
Homeworking and hybrid working have become 'the norm' following the pandemic. However, there are many legal and tax issues for employers to consider, as we move from working from home requirements during the pandemic, to choosing or being asked to work remotely, even for part of the week. This webinar addresses these issues and we are delighted to co-host it with Bath-based chartered accountants and tax advisors, Richardson Swift.
新闻 / Flexible working in 2022: What do employers need to know?
Over the last few years, we have seen a vast amount of employees working from home, altering their hours and diverging away from the traditional working environment. Employees have become increasingly aware of their rights and in particular their rights in relation flexible working arrangements. The present climate of employees makes it essential for employers to know how to deal with flexible working requests and the criteria they need to consider.
新闻 / Dan Crockford appointed as Head of Office for Ince (Bristol)
23-06-2022 / 保险
We are delighted to announce that Dan Crockford has recently been appointed as Head of Office for Ince (Bristol).
新闻 / Ince receives 'Highly Commended' prize at AllAboutLaw Awards 2022
We are pleased to share that we have been recognised for our early career opportunities and graduate recruitment practices at The AllAboutLaw Awards 2022.
新闻 / Environment, Social and Governance: what can businesses do to attract and retain talent?
Investors have been scrutinising businesses not just on their financial performance but also on their record on the Environment, Social and Governance factors since the 1960s. However, the reach of ESG has widened significantly in recent years. It is now not just investors looking at a business’s ESG record but also customers, suppliers and, crucially, current and prospective employees.
洞察力 / Busting common myths around Data Subject Access Requests
Data subject access requests are often used by employees tactically when in dispute with their employer, for example to cause a nuisance or to obtain information earlier than the disclosure deadline set by the Tribunal. We have answered below some of the myths we see around these requests.
洞察力 / FAQs: UK government consultation on flexible working
Flexible working is where an eligible employee agrees with their employer to permanently change their working pattern, hours or location. For example, they may request to work part-time, to work annualised hours, to work some days or hours from home or to change their working hours each day. This was originally just for those with childcare responsibilities but it was expanded to include all those who wanted to work flexibly. Apart from those with childcare responsibilities, other requests to work flexibly were relatively rare, but recently we are seeing more of our employer clients receive flexible working requests following the COVID-19 pandemic.
洞察力 / Two male employees dismissed to improve gender pay gap figures
In the case of Mr C. Bayfield and Mr C. Jenner v Wunderman Thompson (UK) Limited and Others, an employer was found to have discriminated against two employees on the grounds of sex when it selected them for redundancy in an attempt to improve its gender pay gap figures.
新闻 / Supporting employee mental health and wellbeing in the workplace during a relationship breakdown
One in four people will experience mental health issues in their lifetime. This can have a significant impact on a person’s life, including their wellbeing and performance in the workplace. In this article, Susan J Williams, Partner and Head of Family (Cardiff), explores the significant impact mental health can have on relationships, and its role as a cause and consequence of a relationship breakdown.
新闻 / New modern slavery offences sentencing guidelines published
The Sentencing Guidelines Council has today published the first sentencing guidelines for offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA).
洞察力 / 'Fire and rehire' in the spotlight: ACAS report on dismissal and re-engagement
What is “fire and re-hire”?
新闻 / Ince Senior Immigration Consultant Marta Mendiondo speaks to ABC on the EU Settlement Scheme deadline
Our Senior Immigration Consultant, Marta Mendiondo, spoke to ABC, one of Spain’s biggest selling newspapers, regarding the deadline of the EU Settlement Scheme.
新闻 / EU Settlement Scheme: New guidance for excess absences and paper forms available to download online
The Home Office has changed its approach to excess absences and will now admit periods exceeding 12 months for Covid-related reasons.
新闻 / Attention European citizens: the government’s deadline to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) is fast approaching on 30 June 2021
洞察力 / The Future of the UK post-Brexit/post-pandemic: Alan Platt
Alan Platt, our Consultant Director of Immigration at Ince, runs you through some of the available immigration routes into the United Kingdom.
洞察力 / UK Immigration Route - Young Professionals Scheme
The UK Government has recently announced a new immigration route, known as the Young Professionals Scheme. This scheme provides the opportunity for a significant number of young Indian professionals to work in the UK for up to two years.
新闻 / Your future in the UK post-Brexit and post-Covid 19: what you need to know
08-04-2021 / 房地产
Over the last twelve months, the United Kingdom (UK) like the rest of the world, has seen the COVID -19 pandemic impact hugely on our ability to travel freely, to relocate for business, work, investment and education. We now see some light at the end of the tunnel with the UK’s mass immunisation programme which has seen infection (and thankfully) mortality levels fall dramatically. This is finally giving people hope for the future, resulting in renewed interest in the UK as a safe place to live, to invest in, and as somewhere to educate their children.
洞察力 / Immigration update February 2021
If you are considering that relocation or change of employment during lockdown, Ince has an established and experienced Immigration team who are ready to advise employers and private individuals on their United Kingdom and worldwide immigration, work permit, sponsor licence and nationality requirements.
洞察力 / Supreme Court finds Uber drivers were 'workers' in successful case
A group of Uber drivers who made claims for National Minimum Wage and paid-holiday in the Employment Tribunal back in 2016 have been successful in their case at the Supreme Court.
洞察力 / Employment Tribunals: raising a grievance not a bar to constructive dismissal claim
The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently held in the case of Charles Gordon v J & D Pierce (Contracts) Ltd that an employee had not affirmed (i.e. accepted) a breach of contract and could still claim constructive dismissal even though he did not resign immediately and instead raised a grievance.
洞察力 / Non-competes: The unreasonable case for reform
For the second time in four years, a Conservative Government has begun consultation on ways to reform post-termination restrictions in employment contracts. I would urge anyone with an interest and experience to respond to the Government directly before the 26 February 2021 deadline.
洞察力 / Brexit : Workers moving from EU countries must now get a visa
The Tier 2 visa is replaced by the Skilled Worker visa but pubs, hotels and care homes, still reeling from Covid, could now struggle to fill vacancies.
洞察力 / FCA Confirms that Non-Financial Misconduct is, actually, Misconduct
On 5 November the FCA banned three men convicted of sexual and (in one case) domestic violence offenses from working in the financial services sector ever again.
洞察力 / Anti-bullying week 2021 podcast series
In this podcast series for anti-bullying week, Fiona Young, Consultant at Ince in Gibraltar explores the impact of bullying, understanding the bully, how to seek assistance and putting in place systems to eliminate bullying in the workplace.
洞察力 / Lockdown part two in England: Furlough scheme extended
With the announcement that England will go into a four-week lockdown from 5 November, the Treasury has confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (aka the Furlough Scheme) which was due to end on 31 October will be extended until December.
洞察力 / Applying for the EU settlement scheme: the countdown has begun
We are now in the final phase of the post-Brexit transitional period. From an immigration perspective, this means EEA citizens only have three months to establish their residence in order to be able to live and work in the UK.
洞察力 / The Chancellor of the Exchequer announces new Job Support Scheme for UK employers
To protect the UK economy over winter, which he says will be a “difficult" one, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, confirmed the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme yesterday.
洞察力 / Job Support Scheme to replace Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 November
Yesterday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced the Treasury’s new Job Support Scheme, which will replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, also known as the 'Furlough Scheme', which will come to an end on 31 October.
洞察力 / Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme begins to wind down with changes from 1 September
From 1 September 2020, employers making use of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will need to contribute 10% of a furloughed employee’s salary.
洞察力 / UK Immigration route for British National Overseas Citizens (BNO) Resident in Hong Kong
From January 2021 the United Kingdom Government has announced the opening of an immigration route leading to settlement and full British Citizenship for holders of British passports endorsed “British National Overseas” and resident in Hong Kong.
洞察力 / Consultancy in times of COVID
The COVID-19 pandemic has, for the time being at least, changed the way that we live and work.
洞察力 / Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme £1k bonus for employers
Employers will be able to claim a one-off bonus of £1,000 for each furloughed employee brought back to work if they are still employed on 31 January 2021.
新闻 / UK Residency and Citizenship Opportunity for Hong Kong Residents
The UK Government has earlier this week announced the opportunity for residents in Hong Kong holding British National Overseas (BNO) passports and their dependants to be able to apply for residency in the United Kingdom, via an immigration route that will lead to permanent residency and full British Citizenship after a five year period.
洞察力 / Q&A: Changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
On 12 June, the government released new guidance together with a useful summary; providing further detail on how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will change from 1 July.
新闻 / Q&A: Returning to work and looking to the future in fashion and luxury retail
On 15 June 2020, all non-essential retail, which includes fashion and luxury retail, is permitted to open for business, provided that safety guidelines are followed.
新闻 / Redundancy and Covid-19: Dealing with consultation in lockdown
It’s sadly inevitable that as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme begins to wind down, and employers across the UK emerge to a shrunken economy, but with pre-coronavirus wage bills, that redundancies on a significant scale are going to happen across the nation.
新闻 / EU Update – Settled and Pre-Settled Immigration Status in the UK
The current COVID crisis is at the centre of most Home Office communications at the moment. At this time of uncertainty it is important that EEA citizens and their family members are aware that it is still mandatory to apply for status under the EU Settlement Scheme to retain the legal right to live and work in the UK. There have been no changes to the scheme’s deadline, which closes on 30 June 2021. Every EEA citizen, except Irish nationals, must apply to retain the right to reside in the UK, unless they already hold British citizenship.
洞察力 / Statutory Sick Pay expanded as 'Test and Trace' system is launched
Statutory Sick Pay entitlement has been expanded today; the same day as the new “Test and Trace” system begins in England.
洞察力 / New guidance and concessions for foreign nationals currently in the United Kingdom
The UK Government has announced new guidance and concessions for those foreign nationals currently in the United Kingdom and with leave to remain that expires between 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020. Your visa will be extended to 31 July 2020 if you cannot leave the UK because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to coronavirus (COVID-19).
洞察力 / New rules for passengers entering the United Kingdom from 8 June
The Home Office has announced new rules for passengers entering the United Kingdom from 8 June, which include the requirement to self-isolation for a fourteen day period following arrival. The Home Secretary Priti Patel has justified the introduction of this requirement at this time to protect the country from a second wave of COVID-19 cases, as it is envisaged that as the UK transitions from lockdown, the number of passengers arriving in the country will increase dramatically and increase the risk of transmission of the virus to the UK community.
洞察力 / Working Safely During Covid-19: New Guidance for Employers
The recently published government guidance provides a framework to encourage the UK to return to work and for workplaces to operate as safely as possible.
洞察力 / Coronavirus and the workplace - what next?
In order to assist businesses who taking steps to re-open after a period of closure or remote working as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have set out some key guidance in the main areas where our clients are seeking advice.