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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David Cameron to relax immigration cap

The Prime Minister is understood to have been influenced by business concerns that the cap introduced after the election is preventing highly-skilled people from coming to this country and thus damaging British business and the economy.

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‘New’ Entrepreneur Visa to be introduced

Prime Minister David Cameron has said that Britain will introduce a new category of visa – Entrepreneur Visa – to encourage foreign nationals to the UK, although it was not made clear how this new “Entrepreneur Visa” would differ from the existing “Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa”, which replaced the previous “Entrepreneur Visa”.

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5,000 jobs to go at UK Border Agency

A further 5,000 jobs are set to be axed at the UK Border Agency over the next four years, its chief executive said today.

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UK immigration cap unfair on small businesses

Plans to continue excluding intra-company transfers from the forthcoming cap on migration could see small businesses in the UK put at a competitive disadvantage, it has been claimed.

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First major speech on immigration from Theresa May

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

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Home Affairs Committee publishes Immigration Cap Report

The Home Affairs Committee have published their report on the UK Immigration Cap.

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Nearly one third of skilled workers not doing skilled work

The UK Border Agency has published a study that looks at the jobs being done by migrants who are in the UK under Tier 1 of the Points Based System.

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Immigrants to be charged for appeals

Immigrants and asylum seekers will have to pay for appeals against decisions made over their cases, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said.

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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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