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BREXIT: Switzerland To Apply Separate Work Permit Quota for British Citizens in “No-Deal” Scenario

18 February 2019

The Swiss Federal Council has decided that, in the event of the UK’s disorderly exit from the EU (i.e., without a ratified Withdrawal Agreement), a separate quota of work permits will be made available from 30 March 2019 to British citizens who wish to enter Switzerland to work. The quota, which in this scenario will apply between 30 March 2019 and 31 December 2019, includes 2100 B long-term permits and 1400 L short-term permits. The cantons will be notified on a quarterly basis of the maximum numbers they are allowed to admit.

This is not applicable to British citizens already legally residing...

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Agents call for delay in launch of stricter mandatory electrical checks

04 February 2019

The Association of Residential Letting Agents says it backs the stricter rules on mandatory electricity checks in rental properties announced by the government - but it’s called for a delay on their introduction.

Earlier this week the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government revealed it would be publishing new guidance setting out the minimum level of competence and qualifications necessary for those carrying out these important inspections.

Properties that already have a valid electrical installation condition report will not need to replace it until five years have passed since it was issued.

Agents must ensure that any inspectors hired to issue an...

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