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Covid-19 – Updates for Visa Applicants

11th Mar 2021 Covid-19

If you intend to stay in the UK, you will need to apply on the relevant visa route and pay the relevant Home Office fee. If you are eligible, you will be able o submit your application from within the UK.  Please note while your application is pending with the Home Office, the terms of […]

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Coronavirus (‘COVID-19’) rules for travellers to the UK

16th Feb 2021 Covid-19

From 15 February 2021, if you’re a British and Irish citizen, or a third country national with “residence rights” in the United Kingdom (‘UK’), you will be required to quarantine at a managed ‘quarantine hotel’ for a minimum period of 10 days if you have been in or passed through a  “red list” country (also […]

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Motoring During The Pandemic

26th Nov 2020 Covid-19

During 2020 the Pandemic has had a dramatic effect on all of us and every aspect of our lives.  How we travel and use our cars has not escaped the touch of CV19. During the first lockdown the roads emptied and those that did venture out had almost unique experiences of driving deserted highways. Some […]

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New Employees (Daniaal, Sadia, Heather)

19th Nov 2020 Covid-19

We are delighted to welcome three new employees to Cartwright King.   Daniaal Afzaal is a Solicitor based in our Immigration department and will be working from both the Nottingham and Leicester offices. Daniaal, who also speaks Urdu and Punjabi, will be responsible for handling a broad range of Immigration matters including, entry clearance applications, […]

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Quarantine – What are your rights?

1st Sep 2020 Covid-19

The Government has, very helpfully, produced a list of countries to which UK citizens can travel freely without facing mandatory quarantine upon return. With a number of recent and rather last minute announcements where popular holiday destinations, such as Spain and France, were added to the mandatory quarantine list, many employees have found themselves in […]

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What risks will the new ‘Flexible Furlough Scheme’ pose to businesses?

17th Jun 2020 Covid-19

Businesses may have been alarmed by press reports this weekend that HMRC are to be given extensive powers to crack down on “furlough misuse”.  It is anticipated that the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, may add legislation to the Finance Bill to enable HMRC to vigorously pursue those they believe have broken the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme […]

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Cut Off Dates and ‘flexible furloughing’

3rd Jun 2020 Covid-19

This is a summary of the key changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Friday 29th May 2020. The article explains important information regarding cut off dates and flexible furlough. What is the furlough cut off date? 10th June is the last date an employer can furlough an […]

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Covid-19: Test and Trace – Employee Pay For Those Self-Isolating

28th May 2020 Covid-19

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) can be paid to people who have been told to self isolate under the new NHS ‘Test and Trace’ system which launched in England today (28 May 2020).  The government has updated The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020, presumably to encourage workers to comply with ‘Test and […]

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Covid-19: UK Immigration Centres reopening plan

28th May 2020 Covid-19

Following the closure of UK Immigration Centres as the country locked down to curb the spread of Covid-19, activity to reopen has been set in motion. Both UK Visa and Citizen Application Services, in conjunction with UK Visas and Immigration will be opening Service Points in a controlled and phased way from 1 June, 2020. […]

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Furlough Fraud – Reports on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

27th May 2020 Covid-19

Last week it was announced that nearly 800 cases had occurred of reported Furlough Fraud. Examples of Furlough fraud could be: Where employers are claiming furlough payments for employees and actually still allowing them to work,  Where employers are claiming the furlough fund when the employee is not aware that they are furloughed.  Where fictitious […]

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Covid-19: When is a prosecution lawful?

20th May 2020 Covid-19

As a review finds all prosecutions under the new Coronavirus Act unlawful, David Hallmark, Head of Crime at Cartwright King outlines why this might be the case. The Coronavirus Act 2020 received royal assent on 25th March 2020. The Act is a substantial piece of legislation which consists of 102 sections, 29 Schedules and is […]

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Covid-19 and the Aftermath in Care Homes

6th May 2020 Covid-19

Alex Radley, Head of Regulatory Law at Cartwright King, has recorded the third of our Covid-19 webinar series, as he looks to the end of the Covid-19 pandemic and what is likely to happen in the care sector. We are all pulling together in communities across the UK but there is the potential for a reckoning in the […]

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