Right to work

Could furlough and redundancy for visa holders increase the skills gap?

Furlough and redundacy may force some skilled migrant workers to return home. Jonathan Beech explains the impact of job losses...

Number of non-EU workers arriving in UK overtakes EU migrants

19 Jun 2020

For the first time since 2006, the majority of people migrating to the UK for work are non-EU citizens.
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Migrant workers will be critical to the UK’s economic rebirth

2 Jun 2020

Migrant workers played a key role in rebuilding the UK economy after the Second World War, so will they be...

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Immigration Bill is ‘not fair and not in the national interest’

18 May 2020

Labour accuses government of undervaluing people in low paid jobs in the health and social care sector and says immigration bill will make them feel unwelcome in this country.

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Migration Advisory Committee consults on skills shortages

13 May 2020

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has launched a six-week call for evidence, asking business groups and employers to share their...

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Does the latest Covid-19 immigration policy generate more questions?

30 Apr 2020

The Home Office says migrants can request a new visa with extended validity.

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Global mobility leaders: ‘Your country needs YOU’

28 Apr 2020

One of the best known images of the First World War is the commanding face of Lord Kitchener, his finger...

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NHS visa extension ‘may not apply to all staff’

22 Apr 2020

Proposals to extend the visas of NHS workers may not apply to as many people as initially thought, immigration experts...

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Soon-to-expire visas: do new Home Office allowances provide enough relief?

6 Apr 2020

We examine how far rule changes go towards helping overseas citizens with soon-to-expire visas who are unable to travel.

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Home Office warns of delay in EU settlement scheme decisions

3 Apr 2020

EU citizens applying to remain in the UK following Brexit have been warned their application may take longer to be...

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Frontline health workers granted visa extension

1 Apr 2020

Home secretary Priti Patel has announced that frontline NHS workers whose visas are due to expire before 1 October will...

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Coronavirus: Home Office speeds up right to work checks

31 Mar 2020

Right to work checks can now be carried out using scanned or online documents.

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Ten key points about the sponsor licence system

4 Mar 2020

Gaining a sponsor licence will be crucial for many organisations under the new immigration system; but it can be a complex procedure.

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Top 10 HR questions February 2020: Coronavirus and right-to-work checks

3 Mar 2020

How to respond to the risk of the spread of coronavirus is the subject of February’s most popular FAQs.
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EU immigration hits 15-year low, adding to business skills fears

28 Feb 2020

Non-EU immigration has increased again but is driven by people - predominantly from Asia - coming to study.

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