500 signatures reached
To: The Home Office
Save Three Sheep Wools
Unfortunately we lost this campaign
Look fairly at what the U.K border requirements were and how the criteria have been changed to something unobtainable. Please allow Deb to stay and to continue trading while you look into changing this law.
Why is this important?
Deb Richardson came into the UK in 2012 on a work visa from the UK Border Agency. It specified that she had three years to start the business, and in that time she had to employ two people. They could be part-time, they had to be English, and they could not be members of her family. In November 2014, the Home Office dissolved the UK Border Agency, and the rules of the Home Office (apparently) came into effect. On April 6, 2015, the rule became that Deb (the business owner) had to have created 24 months of full-time employment. The Home Office realizes that this is retrospective legislation, and their concession to Deb is that she could employ 8 people full-time for the next three months. this is not possible in a small business, so it looks as if the business will have to close. We all wonder how many other small business owners will be in this situation, and if the Home Office is aware how many small businesses will become empty shops.