Skilled Migrants and Families to be hit by huge fee increases

The Home Office have announced plans to increase fees for the family members of skilled migrants by nearly 40%. Continue reading “Skilled Migrants and Families to be hit by huge fee increases” »

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UK Immigration Curbs Branded Ridiculous

Peter Sutherland, International Chairman of Goldman Sachs, has branded efforts to curb immigration “ridiculous”. Continue reading “UK Immigration Curbs Branded Ridiculous” »

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UK Border Agency scraps plans for a UK Visa Bond

Controversial plans for a £3,000 bond for UK Visa applicants from a limited number of “high risk” countries have been scrapped. Continue reading “UK Border Agency scraps plans for a UK Visa Bond” »

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Net migration figures fall

The Home Office have announced a reduction in net migration and heralded this as a success. Many question the value of this fall and current policies are branded by some as being damaging to the UK’s reputation internationally and to UK business. Continue reading “Net migration figures fall” »

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International Student numbers expected to fall.

The number of international students coming to the UK is expected to fall significantly due to the forthcoming change to the Tier 1 Post Study Worker Visa.

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Universities warn student against hostile student visa changes

The government’s proposal to reduce the number of overseas students has been described by vice-chancellors as a hostile act against British universities.

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UK immigration system in chaos

The Home Office have been criticised for the rapid introduction of new rules without following due democratic process and accused of rushing the introduction of new rules without proper consideration and due diligence.

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High Court judges interim immigration cap to be illegal

Two senior judges have ruled that the temporary UK immigration limit imposed from 28 June on Tier 1 and Tier 2 skilled migrants from outside the European Union is unlawful because ministers sidestepped proper parliamentary approval when it was introduced.

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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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Government proposes major changes to Tier 4 UK Student Visas

The Government has announced a range of proposals designed to reduce the level of student migration to the UK.

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