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Santa’s Visa Situation

Santa’s Visa Situation
Katie Smith, December 20, 2017

Santa’s Past and ‘Present’

Santa Claus claims multiple nationalities. Some of the earliest records of Santa come from fourth-century Greece and Turkey where Santa is listed under the name of Saint Nicholas and similar Dutch stories of Sinterklaas suggest Santa’s further association with the Netherlands.

There are also hints of the Germanic God Wodan as another alias of the Santa of the past, however more recent popular culture places Santa as currently residing between his two jolly residences of the North Pole and Finland’s Lapland (think of the frequent flyer miles)!

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PwC’s Legal Expansion: ILC Legal

PwC’s Legal Expansion: ILC Legal
Gabriella Vianello, October 24, 2017

With approximately 2,500 lawyers, PwC possesses the largest legal team of all of the Big 4 accounting firms; their recent decision to launch new law firm ILC Legal, would appear to be the next logical step in the expansion of the organisation. However, PwC have advised that ILC Legal will remain a separate legal entity with a chief focus on issues such as Immigration and Financial Services, which are more pertinent to US multinational organisations engaging in International business.

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Are reports of UK Home Office blunders damaging the UK’s Brexit outlook?

Are reports of UK Home Office blunders damaging the UK’s Brexit outlook?
Katie Smith, September 25, 2017

Throughout 2017 prominent media sources have made efforts to flag errors made by the UK Home Office in the run up to Brexit. Though many cases feature individuals with immigration needs outside of Europe the disappointing handling of cases has been emphasised by The Guardian, which states ‘… the spotlight on the human cost of the “hostile environment” policy operated by the Home Office… is a taste of what could be to come for EU nationals post Brexit.’

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UK Election 2017: Immigration Policy

UK Election 2017: Immigration Policy
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, June 1, 2017

As the UK General Election on the 8th June draws steadily nearer, we take a look at how each party could affect UK immigration policy if they were to take power. Based on their respective manifestos, we look at how the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats will address EU immigration, non-EU immigration and refugees and asylum seekers

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Corporate Immigration Compliance

Corporate Immigration Compliance
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, May 31, 2017

Corporate immigration compliance is essential when it comes to moving a workforce fluidly across borders. Remaining compliant with a country’s immigration law is important not only for the individual who is moving, but also for the employer. By not being compliant, you put yourself at risk of heavy fines and even employment tribunal action. 

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Coping with Open Door Immigration

Coping with Open Door Immigration
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, May 1, 2017

It’s only now that the world is truly beginning to understand the effects of an Open Door Immigration Policy. This policy was implemented for all of the right reasons: human rights, skill shortage, refugees and the opening up of boarders within Europe, as we all embraced becoming a true united Europe.

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