FREE movement rules have allowed millions of people from EU countries to come and live in the UK - and millions of Britons to move to the Continent. But the government has confirmed unlimited migration will come to an end when we leave the EU on March 29, 2019. Here's what you need to know. What is freedom of movement? Free movement of people is one of the founding principles of the EU and is seen as a cornerstone of the concept of "European citizenship", which was created under the Maastricht Treaty of 1992. It gives the right to everyone in all EU members states - plus Norway, Iceland, Leichtenstein and Switzerland - to live and work in any other country in the group. It originally applied only to people who moved to another country to seek work. But the right has been extended so all citizens can enter any other EU country and stay for up to three months without a visa. After five years they can apply for permanent residency. They can also bring family members, who can access the … [Read more...] about What is free movement, what does it mean for EU migration and when will it end?
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Kyle Swenson and Allyson Chiu, The Washington Post Published 6:11 am PDT, Thursday, September 6, 2018 In this file photo, Vice President Mike Pence is seen during an event on the creation of a U. S. Space Force, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at the Pentagon. Some speculated that Pence wrote an anonymous op-ed in the New York times based on the use of the term "lodestar." less In this file photo, Vice President Mike Pence is seen during an event on the creation of a U. S. Space Force, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at the Pentagon. Some speculated that Pence wrote an anonymous op-ed in the ... more Photo: Evan Vucci, AP Click through the slideshow to see 20 of Trump's most popular—and infamous—tweets during his first year in office. Click through the slideshow to see 20 of Trump's most popular—and infamous—tweets during his first year in office. … [Read more...] about What does ‘lodestar’ mean and how did it become the new resistance hashtag?
MILLIONS of EU citizens are expected to apply for "settled status" to remain in Brexit Britain. Here's what it means, how you can apply and how many EU citizens are eligible. What is 'settled status' in the UK? A "settled status" will grant EU nationals and their families who have spent five years in the UK the same rights as British citizens after Brexit. This includes equal rights on healthcare, education, benefits and pensions. Britain's Brexit deadline is March 30, 2019. Under plans confirmed in June 2018, any EU citizens living here by 2021 can stay here forever. Home Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed that any EU national here by the end of 2020 will be given five years to apply for indefinite leave to remain. The scheme will be compulsory for all EU citizens living in the UK, and includes citizens of Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. How can you apply for 'settled status' in the UK? EU nationals will have to apply through the Home Office for a residency document … [Read more...] about What is settled status in the UK, how to apply for it and how many EU citizens are eligible?
News / UK and world by Press Association May 25, 2018, 12:18 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple more than £400 million in damages in the latest round of a legal battle over patents that began in 2011. Here is what the ruling means. – Why has Samsung been ordered to pay damages? Previous rulings in this long-running court case determined that the Korean firm must pay damages for copying aspects of the original iPhone’s design and technologies. Apple contends that Samsung would not have emerged as the world’s largest smartphone seller had it not copied certain technologies from the iPhone. Samsung was originally ordered to pay more than one billion dollars, but a series of appeals and rulings saw that amount reduce and change on multiple occasions since – the latest settling on 539 million US dollars (£403 million). This was in relation to three Apple design … [Read more...] about Q&A: What does the Apple and Samsung patent case mean for the smartphone sector?
PUBLISHED: 17:27 10 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:27 10 April 2018 Andrew Hirst Suffolk Coastal leader Ray Herring, left, with secretary of state for communities and local government Sajid Javid and Waveney leader Mark Bee at a meeting to discuss the East Suffolk councils' merger. Picture: SUFFOLK COASTAL DISTRICT COUNCIL Archant Leaders behind East Suffolk Council merger plans have insisted the project will go ahead - despite concerns it could be superseded by unitary status. At least 15 Suffolk Coastal councillors are claimed to have backed unitary, which would see a single council running services, after the commissioning of a new report to investigate the options. One of the councillors, Christopher Hudson, claims several have written to the Government, advocating unitary and urging it to pause the merger of Suffolk Coastal and Waveney district councils. Mr Hudson, who represents Framlingham at the district council and is county councillor for Belstead Brook, claims the merger … [Read more...] about What does unitary mean for Suffolk Coastal and Waveney’s ‘super’ district council merger?