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Tougher laws on the way for unlawful migrants

The Government’s latest immigration bill has provided a new offence whereby people who are residing in the UK unlawfully and are caught driving face imprisonment. The new offence of driving while unlawfully in the UK will carry a maximum sentence of six months in prison and an unlimited fine in England and Wales.


Travelling time for workers with no fixed workplace counts as ‘working time’

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that, for workers who do not have a fixed or habitual place of work, time spent travelling between their homes and the premises of the first and last customers designated by their employer constitutes ‘working time’ within the meaning of the EU Working Time Directive


How has the Greek debt crisis affected the Greeks over the summer?

I have spent a few days in a village on the mainland coast in northern Greece getting some sea air and seeing how the debt crisis has affected the Greek population following the reopening of the banks.


Important changes for Tier 4 Students

Changes affecting Tier 4 of the points based system were announced by the Home Secretary Theresa May on 13 July 2015. The changes are significant for both students wishing to come and study in the UK, including their dependants, as well as establishments sponsoring students.


New Acas guides on discrimination at work

To help employers identify, tackle and prevent discrimination in the workplace, ACAS has recently published three new guides.