Business immigration — October 2013 changes

On 6 September 2013 the UK Border Agency (UKBA) announced a number of positive changes to the immigration rules which will help UK employers. Although no major changes are planned to visa categories or eligibility, existing rules or processes will be relaxed slightly to make the UK visa system easier for businesses and employees. The key changes will take effect from 1 October and will apply to new or extension visa applications made on or after that date.

We set out below a summary of the changes which are likely to have the greatest impact on companies and their workforce.

Holders of Tier 2 ICT visas who are extending their visas beyond three years will no longer need to meet an English language requirement. This will benefit citizens of non-English speaking countries as well as companies looking to make longer-term transfers to the UK for these individuals…

If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Taylor Wessing briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.

Briefings from Taylor Wessing

View more briefings from Taylor Wessing

Analysis from The Lawyer

  • merger deal

    Corporate crunch time: who will triumph at The Lawyer Awards 2014?

    As the equity capital markets rocketed back into favour and global M&A saw at least a partial return to form, there have been some rich pickings for The Lawyer’s Corporate Team of the Year award shortlisted firms in 2014. 

  • singapore orchid

    Singapore: Cash course

    The city-state is working hard to become a global wealth management hub, and law firms are gearing up for a prosperous new world

View more analysis from The Lawyer


5 New Street Square

Turnover (£m): 228.00
No. of lawyers: 860
Jurisdiction: UK
No. of offices: 4
No. of qualified lawyers: 67 (International 50)