With the constant talk about Brexit, it seems other important topics are being neglected. The law often adapts and reforms to keep up with modern times and its important to ensure you're aware of these changes and how it might affect you. With this short slideshow I explain the latest changes to legislation in England and Wales.
The Mayor advocated London to become a member of the EU at the Mayor’s question time, held at City Hall on Thursday. Sadiq Khan said: “The cost of Brexit may have high possibilities of a negative outcome since the period during the Brexit negotiations the pound has devalued”. He further said: “Inflation rates have risen from 0.5% to 2.9%, cost of businesses have rapidly increased passing the cost on to consumers while the wages remain stagnated resulting in a rise in the cost of living.” Khan said: “Amongst the countries in the G7, UK tops for inflation rate and Brexit’s having a negative toll on businesses in London relying on supply chains across Europe so will the government set aside the party interest and push together the interest of London”. “People are feeling the Brexi
Numbers of EU students applying for the UK universities have decreased by 7% to reach 42,070 students for 2017 cycle. The Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) announced last February. (Photo by: John Walker-Flickr) EU students have a significant contribution to UK economy. They generate £3.7bn for the UK economy and support over 34,000 jobs in all corners of the country, according to analysis last year from the board of Universities UK, which is a pool for 24 vice-chancellors of universities in the UK. Numbers of EU students in UK over the past five years (Photo by: UCAS) Amid fears of higher tuition fees and raising cost of living, the UK might not be the best destination for EU students. Tal Rimon, 31 years old, a German journalist who seeks to pursue her Master
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UK’s tech entrepreneurs remain concerned over Brexit despite the government’s recent investment guaranteed on the Spring Budget. Talent access Jack*, a london-based tech entrepreneur, said that he is to launch a startup company, but is concerned over Brexit. He told Westminster World that he fears the hiring cost of his business would spiral because of a “hard Brexit deal”. The 29-year-old will create a digital publishing platform where consumers could be engaged by various visual content. He said: “Especially for digital startups, their employees have never had to think about residential opportunities here, whether they need visa or not. Even if Brexit is not here yet, for many of them it would make no sense to take jobs in the UK if after a year they will have to apply for certain
A 'hard Brexit' can have a crippling effect on London's housing crisis, Sadiq Khan reveals. According to a paper published by the Mayor, one in four construction workers in London are from the European Union and therefore face an uncertain future of their working titles in the UK. The mayor of London warned that due to the upcoming Brexit, UK could lose skilled workers and this could have a “seriously detrimental” effect on thousands of houses that Londoners need. “London is in the grip of a serious housing crisis. While we are working to train up more Londoners to have the skills to work in construction, you can’t escape the fact that a ‘hard Brexit’ could leave a quarter of the skilled construction workforce in the capital high and dry,” he said. The Evening Standard reported t
An analysis by Liberal Democrats shows that the UK has rejected 28% EU citizens seeking permanent residency since the referendum. It is reported that Theresa May would most likely end freedom of movement as the triggering of the Article 50 begins. So if all EU citizens need to acquire residency to stay in the UK, the current figure would lead to the rejection of around 800,000 EU citizens. “As we conduct our EU exit negotiations, it will be a priority to regain more control of the numbers of people who come here from Europe,” Rachel Tooze, Press Officer from the Home Office said. The home secretary, Amber Rudd, repeated that the government would "end freedom of movement", but it was also “against cliff edges” of immigration cut. According to the Office for National Statist
Outside the British Supreme Court last week, the atmosphere was tense, as pro-Brexit campaigners stood metres away from an anti-Brexit protest. Suddenly, a tussle between two protesters erupted, that had to be broken up by 7 policemen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYN1M2jUe7g Remain and Leave voters fundamentally disagree on almost all issues. A Twitter poll conducted for Westminster World, with 51 participants, showed that 86% of them have argued with someone they know about Brexit. Have you ever argued with anyone you know about #Brexit ? Poll for @WestWorldUK — Blyth Brentnall (@BlythBrentnall) December 7, 2016 “Brexit revealed a number of divides in UK society: between more and less educated people, older and younger people; and to some extent the class divide as well.
Parliament will still be heavily involved in the Brexit process through the Great Repeal Bill, which will decide what laws to transfer from EU legislation made since 1972 into domestic law before Britain leaves the EU, says Lord Carnwath. The UK’s 11 most senior judges began a four-day hearing today in the Supreme Court to decide whether the Prime Minister Theresa May has the power to start Brexit negotiations without MPs’ vote. The hearing has been brought to the Supreme Court by Gina Miller, who’s an investment manager and philanthropist, the lead claimant against Theresa May’s Brexit plans to trigger Article 50 by the end of March, changing the rights of British citizens. The hearing is being broadcast live, but the decision won’t be known until January next year. The mixture
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will resign today. It follows his defeat in a referendum on reforms he asked for. Renzi said to journalists even before the official announcement of results: "My experience as a Prime Minster ends here.” He added: “I lost and I take full responsibility for that." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9dNw94QvhM&feature=youtu.be Voters were asked to approve amendments to the Italian Constitution to reform the composition and powers of the Parliament of Italy. This would allow a division of powers between the State, the Regions, and administrative entities. Renzi will go today to the presidential palace to hand in his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella who will manage a transitional period in Italy. Mr. Mattarella can call
The In camp for the EU referendum have seized upon a new report by CBI and PwC, but pro-Brexiters have responded to it in a different light. Produced as a joint-effort by the two firms, the report hints that as many as 950,000 potential future jobs might be lost by 2020, as a consequence of a Brexit. https://twitter.com/EdConwaySky/status/711866718218493952 The report also claims a Brexit could serve as a blow to economic growth over the next four years, with as much as £100bn worth of potential output being lost by 2020. The forecasts indicate growth will pick up in the ensuing years, but the report's findings are significant, as they serve as an admission that a Brexit might depress the economy somewhat. Speaking to Westminster World, David Blanchflower, an ex-member of