Until when can I remain in the UK due to ongoing COVID-19 outbreak?

Throughout the last few months, the UK Government has taken several measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19. One of those measures was the closure of international travel borders. The inability to return to the countries of permanent residence due to flights restrictions and cancellations caused by the COVID-19 outbreak resulted in many people overstaying their UK visas. The UK Government acknowledged the situation and to date has made several concessions. As such, the Home Office’s initial guidance conferred leave to remain until 31 March 2020 to Chinese citizens only, whose UK visas had expiry date between 24 January 2020 and 30 March 2020. The same was allowed to non-Chinese nationa


From the 8th July 2020 to the 31st March 2021 inclusive, the UK government has temporarily raised the tax threshold for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) from £125,000 to £500,000 to help buyers, including first timer buyers, overseas buyers and investors, buy to let investors as well as companies in their purchase of properties in England and Northern Ireland.* Our property conveyancing team at Chan Neill Solicitors has summarised the temporary SDLT relief for you in a straightforward way. 1. SDLT is a standard tax required by the government paid by the buyer when purchasing a residential property in England and Northern Ireland*. 2. SDLT applies to both freehold and leasehold properties, newbuild

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