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Phillip Allcorn

About Phillip Allcorn

Phillip Allcorn is a Senior Consultant with SkillClear Immigration Services and has over 8 years experience providing UK Immigration advice and assistance. Phillip's primary areas of expertise are ILR, Citizenship, Family and all work-related Visas.

UK Immigration Cap will hinder economic recovery.

Skills shortages, immigration restrictions and employment laws are likely to seriously hinder employer efforts to fill newly created private-sector jobs next year, a survey has revealed.

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Migration Advisory Committee publishes report on annual immigration limit

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has today published its report into an annual limit on immigration through Tiers 1 and 2 of the points-based system.

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First major speech on immigration from Theresa May

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, made her first major immigration speech recently. Continue reading

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Language test to hit Britons but not European migrants

From next month, non-EU citizens wanting to marry a Briton or other UK resident will have to pass an English test before they are allowed to enter the country.

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Immigration cap already damaging British business

The Government’s immigration cap is facing further pressure after evidence from one of its own business advisory committees shows the damage it is already doing to UK businesses. Continue reading

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Tory MP suggests migrants to pay a £5,000 bond before getting visas

Immigrants should pay a bond of £5,000 to cover the costs of using public services, a key ally of David Cameron suggests. Tory MP Nick Boles – a friend and former aide of the Prime Minister – has urged the … Continue reading

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Home Office spending review

Ministers have been asked to draw up scenarios where between £2.75 billion and £4.5 billion is slashed from their existing £11.1 billion budget, but exact details will remain unknown until October 20.

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Immigrants ‘putting strain on UK school places’

A pressure group has claimed that more than half a million extra school places will be needed in the UK over the next five years as a result of immigration.

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Crackdown continues on illegal immigration in Calais

The UK Border Agency has reported a dramatic reduction in the number of illegal migrants trying to smuggle themselves into the UK from Calais.

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Government plans reviews of immigration system

Immigration Minister Damian Green will confirm this evening that the government is to look at all immigration routes into the UK and set new rules.

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