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How will employers fare under the new immigration system?

1 Dec 2020

Four legal specialists discuss their hopes and fears for the UK's new points-based immigration system opens for visa applications...

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Dramatic fall in immigration could spark skills shortage

27 Nov 2020

The CIPD is urging the government to take steps to boost training and re-skilling of domestic workforce to compensate for...

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Thousands more health workers to have visas extended

23 Nov 2020

Thousands more health workers from abroad whose visas are due to expire soon will be able to remain in the UK for another year free of charge.

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US immigration: How Biden’s election affects global mobility

20 Nov 2020

Global mobility has been stymied under Donald Trump but the new Biden administration is planning a return to a more talent-friendly approach.

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Travel restrictions behind glut of work visas

19 Nov 2020

New government figures show that far fewer migrants have applied for, and been granted visas to work in the UK in the past few months.

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Speedy sponsor-licence process costs businesses extra £500

12 Nov 2020

The Home Office has launched a priority service for businesses that wish to bring in overseas workers under the sponsor-licence scheme.

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Immigration minister: Get your sponsor licence applications in now

11 Nov 2020

The minister for future borders and immigration has advised employers wishing to continue to recruit skilled workers from abroad next...

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Employment law: Seven key tasks for HR in 2021

11 Nov 2020

2020 was the year that HR was required to react to the unexpected, but it’s now time to plan for...

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Inquiry into ethnic minority health and social care virus risk

5 Nov 2020

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has started investigating why health and social care workers from ethnic minority backgrounds are more at risk of Covid-19.

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Farmers need clarity on ‘vital’ seasonal worker recruitment

28 Oct 2020

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

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‘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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