The Home Office have recently announced that they will automatically extend the immigration status of EU nationals and their family members who hold pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. What are the changes I should know about? Email communications from the Home Office are now being circulated to status holders to update them regarding two changes: 1. Automatic extension of pre-settled status From September 2023, pre-settled status holders who have not yet obtained settled status and are approaching the expiry date of their pre-settled status will have their status automatically extended by 2 years. 2...
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The Government is undertaking a consultation on the secondary legislation required to implement the new public procurement regime established by the Procurement Bill. Shoosmiths has recently provided feedback on the second stage of the consultation, relating to a draft of The Procurement (Transparency) Regulations (the “Regulations”) that cover the transparency provisions and notices that will be used by contracting authorities to fulfil their requirements under the Procurement Bill...
Shoosmiths has now advised on a trio of deals for the administrators of budget home and gardens retailer Wilko, (“wilko”).Administrators PwC confirmed today that The Range has acquired Wilko’s web business and intellectual property rights. This follows news that Wilko’s administrators had agreed a deal with Poundland’s owner, Pepco, giving Poundland the potential to take control of up to 71 Wilko store leases, and a deal with B&M to take up to 51 of Wilko’s stores. The Birmingham based corporate restructuring and advisory team advised the administrators on all three deals...
Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Edge Data Centres Holdings Limited (“Edge”) on the sale of the Edge Group, including its operating business, the Proximity Data Centres Group, to digital infrastructure platform nLighten.In acquiring the Proximity Data Centre Group, nLighten will have obtained all 10 Proximity UK data centres and all employees in a transaction which will allow Proximity to sustain its impressive growth trajectory and be part of a larger network catering to clients across Europe...