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Brexit uncertainty for EU workers in UK

Three-quarters of European Union workers currently in the UK would have been ineligible to come and work in Britain if a future government acted on recommendations made by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) this week. Following the new immigration system suggested by the MAC, the UK should prioritize highly skilled workers with minimum wage jobs of £ 30,000 per year, while low-skilled immigration would be controlled.

Since the announcement of Brexit, with uncertainty about the future labor situation of European citizens, the British market was already feeling the negative impact on the availability of candidates for temporary or permanent jobs. Following the new rules, UK companies are likely to suffer even more from the deficiency of workers, which could have a disastrous impact on the British economy, which is why many argue that instead of trying to absurdly reduce migration the government should encourage employers to pay and train more.
With regard to the labor rights of European citizens, the report of the surveys carried out by the institute states that most British workers support the continuation of the rights of EU workers after Brexit. 73% of the people surveyed support the protection or extension of the Working Time Directive, while the same percentage wants to broaden or maintain the rights of temporary workers.

The study suggests that the best method of harmonizing workers’ rights across the UK and the EU would be a “common set of rules” approach. These rules would be updated over time to cause any new EU employment legislation into UK law. However, this approach can only be taken in the case of a “high integration” relationship between the UK and the EU where there are few trade barriers. The survey also emphasizes the strong dependence of the UK economy on low-skilled labor, which would be of great concern to businesses, especially hospitality, such as hotels and restaurants, construction and health.

Legal Minute: Brexit deal within reach if May agrees on customs union, says Barnier

Brexit deal within reach if May agrees on customs union, says Barnier

Michel Barnier has claimed a Brexit deal could be within reach by next Wednesday but warned the prime minister that only by abandoning a key red line and agreeing to a customs union can impediments on trade between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK be avoided. Source: The Guardian

Imperial College London, ranked as one of the top 10 universities in the world, has signed a partnership with the Technical University of Munich.

A top UK university is planning a “unique” post-Brexit arrangement with a German university in which staff will be appointed jointly by both institutions, with the aim of keeping access to EU research funding for UK academics. Source: BBC

UK expects to lose 5,000 City jobs through Brexit

The UK government expects thousands of financial services jobs to have moved to the European Union by the time of the UK’s exit from the bloc. To prevent ensure that the City of London remained a major financial center, the government is focusing on trying to secure a bilateral agreement with the EU to get regulatory equivalence between the UK and the bloc. Source: BBC.

Tony Blair warns of long-term damage to UK services sector

An analysis carried out for the former prime minister’s Institute for Global Change said that crashing out and trading on World Trade Organisation (WTO) terms would see productivity 4.91% lower in 12 years’ time than if Britain remained in the customs union and single market. Source: The Guardian.

Legal Minute: the government has announced stricter immigration and citizenship rules

The government has announced stricter immigration and citizenship rules to come into place after Brexit. Sajid Javid unveiled plans for a beefed-up “British values test” to replace the Life in the UK test for those looking to settle in the country.

UK nationals would suffer under skills-based immigration, EU warned Javid

The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has been warned by Brussels that the UK’s own nationals will suffer if it introduces a post-Brexit immigration system that discriminates between European citizens according to their skills.

Theresa May starts a strategic push to finalize Brexit

Theresa May will today begin a ten-day diplomatic push to nail down a Brexit divorce deal in time for an EU summit deadline.

Millions of Brits could be forced to pay visa-waiver forms to go on holiday in Europe countries

In the new immigration plan announced, tourists and business travelers from the EU would be required to obtain a pre-authorization to enter the UK. In contrast, millions of Britons may be required to apply for American-style visa waiver forms before going on holiday to European countries.

May says EU immigrants will lose priority status after Brexit

Theresa May has announced new immigration rules in the UK, which will come into effect after Brexit. With the new rules, European citizens will no longer have priority to live and work in the UK. According to May, after the separation of the UK from the EU, “an immigration system will be put in place that will end the free movement of European citizens in the UK”.

Under the policy, she said, highly skilled workers who wanted to live and work in Britain would be given priority, while low-skilled immigration would be curbed, though the final terms are expected to be subject to the Brexit negotiations.
Under this new visa-granting system, the UK will begin to prioritize highly skilled workers, who generally have to earn at least £ 30,000 per year and already have a job offer, while low-skilled immigration will be controlled. The government’s aim is to reduce immigration to decreased numbers and to facilitate British workers to bear out these functions.

If they follow in this way, it is also possible that the British also need to apply for American-style visas to visit and work in EU countries, but a future trade agreement with the EU could also include an agreement on the “movement” of workers between countries. As for the relevant EU citizens who already live and work in the UK, the government has pronounced that their rights will be guaranteed after Brexit.

Everything you need to know about the birth plan in the UK

You may have heard that birth plan and childbirth in the UK are different from countries, but calm, the professionals are super well prepared and there is no reason to worry. Let’s reveal in this post what the first steps and how you will be attended during pregnancy. So check it out!

“I am pregnant and what I have to do now?”

The first step after the detection of pregnancy is to inform your GP, this is the clinic that you are registered. If you have not done so, there is no reason to worry, you just need to mark for a surgery near your address. You must complete a form, prove identity and evidence of residence.

After reporting the pregnancy clinic, a time will be scheduled with Midwife around the 8th week of gestation.

Whom are the midwives?

The midwives are trained professionals to take care of the woman and the baby during gestation and also in the delivery and support, although they do not perform surgeries and in these cases, only the doctors.

How are the consultations?

Shortly after the first consultation with a midwife, you will receive a book that will register all your history. This book will always have to be taken in all consultations and examinations until the day of labor. All follow-up will be done by the midwife, only in case of the high risk that will be accompanied by a doctor.

The consultations are in weeks already pre-defined, which can change if it is the first gestation or not. The midwife will examine you in addition to requesting other exams. You will also be eligible for an ultrasound on the week of the twentieth and twentieth weeks or when considered necessary.

During consultations will also be discussed about childbirth and hospital. After birth, the follow-up is continued through the 3rd month by a Health Visitor (social worker) to check if the mother is well and how is the baby’s development.

An important tip: all pregnant women and mothers of babies up to 1 year have free dental treatment.