Immigration minister Liam Byrne announced on 18 April 2007 the timetable for the introduction of the initial points-based system, which is to replace the current existing forms of permission for entering the UK . The first change will be the intr More...15 May 2007 00:00
It's time to adapt your health and safety procedures to ensure migrant workers are protected, explain Marc Craw and Sonia McKay. More...10 May 2007 00:00
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has joined the campaign against retrospective changes to the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP), branding them "manifestly unjust". Livingstone has written to the government urging it to allow migrants who cam More...09 May 2007 09:00
Guru was shocked and appalled by the undercover BBC report that found migrant workers in Hull were being lied to, paid below the minimum wage, not given proper safety training, and forced to live in rooms shared with 11 others. It's horrific - imagine l More...08 May 2007 00:00
The UK risks creating a “safety apartheid” by its treatment of migrant workers in hazardous industries, lawyers have warned. Law firm Irwin Mitchell has called for measures to ensure all employees are given the safety training they require, after More...30 April 2007 08:48
The government has pledged to investigate the illegal trafficking of migrant workers into the UK that was unveiled last night after a BBC investigation. Undercover Lithuanian journalist Audrius Lelkaitis posed as a migrant worker for the BBC and fo More...26 April 2007 11:03
A £275,000 campaign by British authorities to help Romanians and Bulgarians get jobs legally in the UK has ended after thousands of people received advice in the three months the scheme was run.
The campaign, launched in the respective capitals of B More...11 April 2007 09:30
Immigration minister Liam Byrne has been heavily criticised after foreign workers received orders to leave the UK just days after he promised to "review and reflect" on the controversial moves that cost them their visas.
Thousands of migrant employe More...10 April 2007 09:20
Apparently, a rising number of Australians are securing jobs in London's financial district. As if it is not bad enough being served Fosters by blonde-haired, flip-flopped Aussies in every other pub in the capital, Londoners now have to take pensions ad More...10 April 2007 00:00
The government is taking measures to clamp down on the employment of illegal workers and is making drastic changes to the immigration system. So what implications will this have for employers?
Q Will there be any new offences under the propose More...27 March 2007 00:00
Trade unionists will provide Polish workers in the South East with advice on their employment rights, and how unions can help them improve their skills, at an event in London this weekend. The British-Polish Recruitment Fair and Career Developmen More...16 March 2007 13:33
Companies employing illegal workers face tougher sanctions under new government plans announced by home secretary John Reid . A new cross-government enforcement strategy will allow the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) to progress More...07 March 2007 15:57
Thousands of workers from India are working in "sweatshop factories" in the UK, earning illegally low wages to produce software for back-office systems such as payroll and absence management, Personnel Today has learned. Figures released under the More...27 February 2007 07:34
Hundreds of doctors have launched a campaign against a High Court ruling that backed changes to the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme . The doctors claim the changes could trigger a massive staffing crisis across the NHS. The court found that the gov More...20 February 2007 08:00
Recruitment agency provides English courses for Polish immigrants in Poland. More...20 February 2007 00:00
Working conditions for migrants in Cornwall are to be checked out by police and council inspectors following a survey that revealed 74% of local employers would suffer without them.
An estimated 50,000 people from other European states now live and More...16 February 2007 13:15
Unemployed people who cannot speak English risk losing their benefits unless they learn the language, the government has announced.
Welfare minister Jim Murphy said about 40,000 jobless people say their poor English is a barrier to find More...12 February 2007 16:41
Migrant workers to the UK are seen as harder working, more reliable and better skilled than natives, a poll published today will reveal.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) survey found that employers believe immigrants outperform UK employ More...30 January 2007 14:35
East by north west: up to 15,000 Eastern Europeans could be working in Blackpool this summer, according to council estimates. But the report by Blackpool Council into the impact of migration confirms fears that hate crimes could increase as a result. More...30 January 2007 07:45
The government has published its new UK Borders Bill today as part of an immigration crackdown.
The bill equips the new Border and Immigration Agency with a range of powers to deter, detect and deport any migrants breaking More...26 January 2007 15:30