Jun 28, 2010 - Immigration CAP (June 2010)

The Secretary of State has announced an interim cap on the number of migrants seeking leave to enter / entry clearance under Tier 1 (G) and Tier 2 (G) migrants, while making the eligibility criteria for Tier 1 (G) stricter.

1. From 19th of July 2010 till April 2011, only a total of 24,100 applicants would be allowed to enter the UK under Tier 1 (G) and Tier 2 (G). This is just an interim quota, and the UKBA will come up with a permanent quota for each quarter that would be applicable from April 2011.

2. From 19th of July 2010 all Tier 1 (G) applicants (those who are applying from outside the U...

Jun 24, 2010 - Budget June 2010

New budget is announced in the month of June 2010 which will affect almost all corners of life in UK. The summary is given below:

Income Tax

Personal allowance is to increase to £7,475 from April 2011.

Capital Gains Tax

For low and middle income earners, the capital gains tax is 18% but for the higher income tax rates, the CGT will become 28% in the future. However, the annual allowance of £10,100 is also present for all the capital gains.


From 4 January 2011, the main VAT is to rise from 17.5% to 20%.

Corporation Tax

From 1st April 2011, the corporation tax rate will be reduced from 28% t...

Jun 10, 2010 - New language requirements for non-European spouses and partners of the UK citizens / Settled Persons

New immigration restrictions are planned to be introduced in autumn 2010.  Compulsory English language test will be required for those non-EEA migrants who apply for fiancée, spouse, unmarried/civil partner visa or prospective civil partner visa of a UK citizen or settled person. The new rules will be applied both for migrants who are already in the UK and for the overseas applicants. 

All applicants will need to show that their level of English is equivalent to A1 Level under Common European Framework. The same level corresponding to IELTS 4.0 is required to skill workers applying under Tier ...

May 12, 2010 - New UK Government – Changes in Immigration Rules

As a result of the formation of a new Government in the UK, significant changes in the immigration rules are scheduled to affect the present immigration categories. The changes can be brought in as early as within a few weeks` time.

There are plans to introduce the annual quota on the number of immigrants in all immigration categories.
Also, it is expected that there would be an increase in the threshold investment amounts for immigration categories Tier 1 (Investor) and  Tier 1 (Entrepreneur). At the moment, the required investments for these categories are £ 1 million and £ 200 K respective...

Apr 11, 2010 - UK Tax Rates 2010-2011

Following the announced tax rates for 2010-2011 financial year, we have published the amended rates on our website. You may find the new scale on the relevant page 

Mar 29, 2010 - New Budget Report 2010

Alistair Darling has spoken at the House of Commons with the new Budget Report 2010. The Budget reflects the measures proposed by the Chancellor to deal with the economic difficulties. The measures include income tax increase for the rich and further stamp duty holiday for first-time buyers.

Mar 28, 2010 - TIER 2 – New Rules – April 2010

From 06th of April 2010, the Tier 2 (G) and Tier 2 (intra company transfer) applicants will be assessed under the revised criteria published at UKBA website. There will not be any changes in the Tier 2 (Ministers of Religion) or Tier 2 (Sportsperson) categories.

Mar 17, 2010 - TIER 1 (General) – New Rules – April 2010

The ever changing rules have changed again. From 06th of April 2010, the highly skilled migrants will be assessed under the revised criteria published today at UKBA website.

Feb 16, 2010 - New rules for students applying under Tier 4 from the 3d of March 2010

Starting from the 3rd of March 2010 the new rules for students applying under Tier 4 come into force.
These rules will be applied for those students who intend to come in the UK to study below degree level in the further education and English language sectors.