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Countries from which travel to the UK is banned – ‘red list’ countries
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Countries from which travel to the UK is banned – ‘red list’ countries

Travel bans to the UK Matt Hancock, the health secretary, said people who travelled to England from 33 high-risk countries would have to pay up to £1,750 to quarantine in government-designated hotels for 10 days. He also confirmed a new “enhanced testing” regime for all international travellers, with two tests required during the quarantine process from next Monday. If you have been in or through any of the countries listed below in the last 10 days, you will be refused entry to the UK. This list of countries is sometimes referred to as the ‘red list’. British and Irish Nationals, or third country nationals with residence rights in the UK will be able to enter the UK. They must self-isolate for 10 days on arrival along with their house...
The UK’s Points-Based Immigration System: Work Visas reformed
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The UK’s Points-Based Immigration System: Work Visas reformed

From January 2021, UK is introducing a new points-based immigration system. The new system will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally and transform the way in which all migrants come to the UK to work. Points are assigned for specific skills, qualifications, salaries and shortage occupations and visas are then awarded to those who gain enough points. The points-based system will provide simple, effective and flexible arrangements for skilled workers from around the world to come to the UK through an employer-led system. For Skilled Workers From 2021, anyone coming to the UK to work will need to demonstrate that: they have a job offer from a Home Office approved sponsorthe job offer is at the required skill level – RQF 3 or above (A Level and equivalent)they speak English ...
Marriage Allowance, UK
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Marriage Allowance, UK

Looking for ways to save on tax??? Here is your answer..... One of the UK Government's Income Tax relief schemes is the Marriage Allowance. Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,250 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner, thereby reducing the total tax you pay as a couple by up to £250 in a tax year. Now, what is this personal allowance? The standard Personal Allowance is £12,500, which is the amount of income you do not have to pay tax on. It can vary depending on if you claim Marriage Allowance or Blind Person's Allowance and will be smaller if your income is over £100,000. You do not get a Personal Allowance on taxable income over £125,000. How it works? To benefit as a couple, the lower earner must have an income below the standard Pers...
Reopening of VFS Visa Application Centres in India
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Reopening of VFS Visa Application Centres in India

Many people are eagerly awaiting the reopening of VFS Visa Application Centres in India. Good News is that, many centres have resumed operations in most parts of India. However, their operating hours are limited and subjected to the local lock down restrictions. Below is a quick update on the Centres for European Countries that are open since September. Sl. No.CountryVisa Application CentreApplications Accepted forDate of Resumption of Operations1Netherlands South Mumbai/ HyderabadBlue carpet (seaman) and re-entry visas21 September2Netherlands Kolkata Limited category long and short stay 21 September3NetherlandsNew DelhiPassport Collection Services21 September4AustriaSouth Mumbai Student, visitor and work visa 21 September5AustriaBengaluru/ Chennai/ Hyderabad/ KochiLimited long stay...
UK: 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants
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UK: 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants

Use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at a participating establishment: to get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner)every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 and 31 Augustas many times as you like You do not need a voucher to use this scheme and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts. There is no minimum spend. You cannot claim discount on alcoholic drinks or service charges. The discount will be automatically available to you at participating establishments. Establishments will then claim a reimbursement from the government for the discount they’ve given you. Participating establishments may include: restaurants, cafés, bars or pubswork and school canteensfood halls Al...
Compulsory Quarantine, Mandatory Form to be filled for those arriving in UK, 8th June onwards
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Compulsory Quarantine, Mandatory Form to be filled for those arriving in UK, 8th June onwards

If you arrive in the UK on or after 8 June 2020, you will have to self-isolate yourself for the first 14 days you are in the UK. If you are travelling to the UK for less than 14 days, you will be expected to self-isolate for the length of your stay. Before you travel to or through the UK, you should provide your journey, contact details and the address where you will self-isolate. You will have to complete the public health passenger locator form and present these details on your arrival in England either by printing a copy, or showing it on your phone. You cannot submit the form until 48 hours before you’re due to arrive in the UK. You may be refused permission to enter the UK (if you are not a British citizen), or fined if you do not to provide your contact details or do ...