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Who enjoys rights to move and reside in the UK as a result of EU citizenship and the internal market?

In 1992 the Maastricht Treaty introduced the formal status of citizenship of the Union, building on previous rights to free movement, residence and non-discrimination for workers, service-providers and service recipients (interpreted to include students since 1985 in Case 293/83 Gravier [1985] ECR 593), and others entitled to free movement under various Directives. The Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg (CJEU), together with national courts, has been a key actor in the development of EU citizenship, with EU legislation reflecting many precepts initially developed by the judiciary (Citizenship...
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LETTING AGENTS OR VULTURES – WHAT ARE THEY?

The following is a true story of what happened to one of our members this week when they rented a two bed flat through a Lettings Agent. Mr & Mrs K had to leave their old accommodation due to damp and mould on their bedroom walls which was making their young baby sick. They gave notice to their existing Agents six weeks before the end of their six month tenancy thinking that it would be easy to find other accommodation before they had to leave their existing flat at end...
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Accidents happen

Accidents can occur in various circumstances, at work, on the road, due to defective products as well as dangerous conditions on the property or land belonging to the third party. In this guide we will focus on clarifying issues regarding rules that govern Personal Injury Claims.   Can I make personal injury claim? If you think that third party is to blame for your injury you probably have a right to make personal injury claim and it is worth contacting a solicitor.   Do I need a solicitor to make...
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Job seekers allowance – confused?

Dear readers if you are healthy, below pension age and looking for work then  first of all you should register at your nearest JOBCENTRE PLUS office. This sentence is underlined because it is very important, why?, because by following this simple bit of advice you are on the fastest road to either finding work or securing some financial support to help you in your search and this is called JOB SEEKERS ALLOWANCE. Unless you are either working or on Jobseekers Allowance then you are living outside the system and have...
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How to write a successful CV?

Probably the first CV was written by Leonardo Da Vinci 500 years ago. You can view it here. Since then things have moved slightly on, and now it’s essential to have a well presented professional CV, but still many graduates get this wrong. The following page will give you all the tips to make an impressive CV. What is a CV? Curriculum Vitae: an outline of a person’s educational and professional history, usually prepared for job applications (L, lit.: the course of one’s life). Another name for a CV is...
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Do you consider yourself to be a responsible, loving and caring parent?

Do you consider yourself to be a responsible, loving, and caring parent?I would say that nearly all of you reading this would answer “yes”.  Most parents will want to the very best for their children in terms of upbringing, education, health and welfare but very few parents think about planning for the possibility of their children becoming orphans.  It isn’t a nice thought but very important and necessary, because we never know what might happen in life.I recently went to see a family friend, Jane, who has two small children...
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What do we mean by ‘integration’?

Part of the confusion around the term ‘integration’ is that it can be used in academic and policy debates to mean different things. In academic analysis it is often used to explain the process that migrants are engaged in from the day they arrive, regardless of policy intervention, whereas in policy debates it can be the term used to describe the desired end goal of integration policy. Researchers have analysed the processes in which migrants are engaged in different ways. Historically, it was often explained as a one-way trajectory of...
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