Loughborough – the new site for a Courts & Tribunals Service Centre


Loughborough – the new site for a Courts & Tribunals Service Centre


The location of the UK’s third Courts & Tribunals Service Centre (CTSC) has been announced as Crown House in Loughborough.

It’s part of a £1 billion transformation programme for courts and tribunals, making the justice system simpler to access, easier to use and more efficient to run, using technology to bring it into the 21st century.

CTSCs will bring together expertise under one roof, improving and modernising processes to give users of the justice system a better, seamless service. They will enable people to access the support they need more quickly and easily in one place.

The first two centres – announced for Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent – are due to open after January 2019.

Loughborough CTSC will hold around 200 people (bringing the total working across all three sites to around 1,000).

It’s expected to be fully operational by May 2020, though justice services may start moving there by the end of 2019.

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November 24, 2018 |

New UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service (UKVCAS) from 2nd November 2018 UK Government


UKVI’s new front end services: what you need to know

From 2 November 2018, the way you make an application for settlement, citizenship or to stay in the UK for study or work will change for some applicants.

New service: UKVCAS centres

Under the new service, you’ll make your application and pay your application fee online, this will also include your biometric enrolment fee (if applicable). You will also have to pay the immigration health surcharge (if applicable) online before you make your application and include your reference number on your online application.

You’ll then be directed to Sopra Steria’s website to book an appointment at a UKVCAS centre. At this stage, you can choose whether to purchase added-value services. These services will only be available to applicants using the UKVCAS service.

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November 21, 2018 |
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