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Work-based UK visas

Investors, innovators, start-ups and talent – UK work-based visas There are currently four UK work-based visas available for investors, business development and talent.  Having the correct Visa in place is essential if you are looking to expand your business to the UK. Understanding which is the most appropriate is the first stage but, as each

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Business as unusual

Why manufacturing and tourism fare badly during economic crises Manufacturing and tourism are two key drivers in some of the world’s major economies. They are also sectors hit disproportionately hard during an economic crisis, when discretionary spending declines. During a crisis caused by a pandemic, both supply and demand are impacted, as workers in factories

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Passport, face-mask, Covid-19 policy – tick!

With the constantly changing picture, and uncertainty surrounding travel plans, quarantine rules and home viewings, relocation support has become even more invaluable to ensure clients are properly looked after and kept safe during the pandemic. New Normal As relocation support services recommence, a new way of working needs be taken into account to reflect this

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Global responses to the Covid 19 crisis

Getting economies back on their feet whilst trying to control the spread of an invisible killer.  Those are the general aims of responding to Covid-19 - the world’s most unwelcome recent visitor.  All economies that have the resources are more or less following similar practices such as social distancing (at least indoors, many also outdoors),

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A temporary reduction in VAT from 20% to 5% for worst hit sectors

Chancellor's Summer statement A temporary cut in the sales tax from 20% to 5% has been announced by the UK government for attractions, meals and accommodation.  Chancellor Rishi Sunak proposed the measure during his Summer Statement in order to provide relief for some of the sectors worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The VAT rate

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Temporary Changes to Companies House Filing Requirements

A Companies House publication has been released explaining how filing requirements will change as a result of the UK government’s coronavirus (Covid-19) support measures.  The document has been produced to provide guidance on how the measures introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act and The Companies etc. (Filing Requirements) (Temporary Modifications) Regulations 2020 will

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Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (Regulations)

Changes to regulations mean that workers will now be able to carry over untaken annual leave into the next two leave years.  This applies where they have been unable to take leave due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this article Andrew Brierley, Briars Group Chairman, takes a look at the regulations, their practical application, and what

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