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Farmers need clarity on ‘vital’ seasonal worker recruitment

The agriculture sector urgently needs clarity on how it will be able to recruit seasonal workers from overseas next year,...

‘Snap out of it and prepare for new immigration rules’ firms warned

26 Oct 2020

Employers need to ‘snap out’ of their complacency and start preparing for the points-based immigration system, a specialist has warned...

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Top 10 HR questions September 2020: Testing, Brexit and redundancy

2 Oct 2020

As the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases rose in the last month, employers have been asking questions about testing for...

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Brexit: MAC warns of ‘stark consequences’ in social care

29 Sep 2020

Senior care worker and nursing assistant roles should be added to the shortage occupation lists to relieve pressure when freedom...

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No ‘cooling off period’ for skilled workers relocating to the UK

25 Sep 2020

New guidance for employers that wish to recruit workers from abroad from next year has been published, but the long-awaited...

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EU immigration: two fifths of firms won’t reallocate roles to Britons

24 Sep 2020

Nine out of 10 UK businesses believe the recruitment of EU nationals plays an important role in their UK operations,...

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New immigration guidelines: What do employers need to know?

17 Aug 2020

While Brexit preparations might still seem a distant set of priorities for some organisations, last month the government issued more...

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Health and Care Visa launched for ‘brightest and best’ health professionals

15 Jul 2020

A new Health and Care Visa promising eligible healthcare workers fast-tracked entry to live and work in the UK has...

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Points-based immigration system takes shape

13 Jul 2020

People coming to the UK will have to join the Skilled Worker route, the Global Talent route, or the Start-up and Innovator route.

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Care sector faces ‘alarming’ staff shortages under new immigration rules

9 Jul 2020

Concern grows over the staffing of care homes once the points-based immigration system starts.

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

26 Jun 2020

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

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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.
This...

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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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