Category Archives: News

Significant Changes to the Shortage Occupations List

There have been significant recent changes to the Shortage Occupations List, whereby ALL roles in the following occupation codes are considered shortage occupations and thus are quicker to action, with no Resident Labour Market Test requirement:

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Immigration Health Surcharge to Double

The House of Lords has today approved the proposed doubling of the Immigration Health Surcharge from £200 per year for each migrant to £400 per year.

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Immigration Health Surcharge to be doubled

Parliament is expected to approve the Government’s proposal to double the Immigration Health Surcharge from 18 December 2018.

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Sajid Javid about to announce relaxing of immigration rules

Sajid Javid is expected to announce the relaxing of immigration rules to enable the NHS to hire non-EU doctors and nurses.

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Brexit Reducing Skilled Migration to the UK

Many will have voted in favour of Brexit due to concerns about low-skilled migration. The actual impact has been somewhat different.

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Huge increases in Home Office visa application fees

The Home Office have announced increases to visa application fees of up to 25%.

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Home Office in Chaos

Employers are currently struggling to obtain Certificates of Sponsorship for existing and new employees, preventing them from hiring skilled workers in the UK and preventing some existing employees from continuing to work.

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UK Employers hit with further immigration fees

The Home Office have announced that UK employers will have to pay up to £1,000 per year per non-EU employee sponsored under the Tier 2 Visa scheme from April 2017.

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Theresa May attacks the education sector

Theresa May has announced yet more changes to the UK immigration rules, this time attacking students and the education sector.

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British Government continues to discriminate against British Citizens

The recent Court ruling regarding the UK Spouse visa rules decided that there was nothing “irrational, or inherently unjust or inherently unfair” about the rules or the Financial Requirement.

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