Tag: News

#Windrush scandal deepens as Home Office issues guidance to employers on ‘right to work’ checks

Employers and employees affected by Windrush cases are unlikely to gain much assistance from the Home Office’s latest guidance on right to work checks for Commonwealth citizens.

New vlog: How many zeros?

The number of zero-hours contracts rose by about 100,000 in 2017 according to new figures. Where does this leave the government’s ‘good work’ scheme and the regulation of the #gigeconomy? Watch my new vlog discussing employment trends.

Happy 2nd anniversary Law, mostly!

It’s time to celebrate! The last 2 years have been quite a ride and I’m looking forward to utilising the blog differently this year. Thanks for making it a great place to be.

BREAKING: Families of EU Nationals Win Court Battle for Right of Appeal

In a significant blow to the Home Office, the Court of Appeal has found that relatives of EEA nationals were wrongly denied the right of appeal to the immigration tribunal. An important step forward for protecting citizens rights in the UK.

Inspectors condemn ‘unacceptable’ and ‘inhumane’ treatment of detainees at Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre

A report by independent inspectors appointed by the UK’s Minister for Immigration has made critical findings on the conditions for detainees at Heathrow removal centre

Grenfell fire inquiry Judge engages, despite controversy over past judgment

Theresa May’s appointment of Sir Martin-Moore Bick to chair the inquiry into the tragic Grenfell fire has been criticised by some, but is such criticism justified?

The benefits cap on lone parents with children under two is unlawful

In a recent legal challenge, the UK government’s “benefit cap” has come under fire for unlawfully discriminating against lone parents with children under the age of two.

Common British words and phrases explained for migrants

Migrants should be required to learn English, according to coverage of a new report by an influential Parliamentary committee. Here are some tips from a ‘native’ English speaker.

Did Jeremy Hunt act illegally by forcing a new contract on junior doctors?

The High Court is considering a legal challenge by the junior doctors against a divisive new contract. It has potential to be one of this Autumn’s key cases in the public law field.

EU citizens aren’t “bargaining chips” in Brexit negotiations, warns Home Affairs Select Committee

On 11 July 2016, days after the Brexit vote, the Cabinet Office assured us that EU nationals in the UK […]