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The Home Office have announced plans to increase fees for the family members of skilled migrants by nearly 40%.
Peter Sutherland, International Chairman of Goldman Sachs, has branded efforts to curb immigration “ridiculous”.
Controversial plans for a £3,000 bond for UK Visa applicants from a limited number of “high risk” countries have been scrapped.
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.
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.
The government’s proposal to reduce the number of overseas students has been described by vice-chancellors as a hostile act against British universities.
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.
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.
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.
The Government has announced a range of proposals designed to reduce the level of student migration to the UK.
The interim immigration cap has seen the use of Intra-Company Transfers (ICTs) to bring non-EU workers to the UK surge.
Theresa May announced the new immigration cap, to commence in April 2011, ignoring many of the Migration Advisory Committee’s key recommendations. The total Tier 1 and Tier 2 Visas that will be approved has been limited to 21,700 and does not include the Intra-Company Transfer route. The new limit will be set annually and thus
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.
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.
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”.
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.