People would be able to more easily understand the UK’s immigration rules under a proposed shakeup of the regulations by the government’s law advisers that would simplify the current 1,100 pages of regulations.

Between 2010 – 2018  there were 5,700 changes to the immigration rules, so that averages out at about 712 rule changes per year. So the news that the Law Commission’s consultation on simplifying the immigration rules has kicked off this week is welcome news at this time of great uncertainty.

One of the proposals being considered is to limit the number of times a year that the rules can be changed, which I would suggest is sensible and would give some degree of certainty to all.

Once the final report and recommendations are published, I will keep you posted.

If you have a question, please contact Head of Corporate & Private Immigration at GSC Solicitors, Hateem Ali on or 0207 82222222.