Migrant Workers

Migrant workers are an important part of the UK workforce. Citizens of most European Economic Area (EEA) countries can work in the UK without special permission. There is a points-based system for non-EEA nationals wishing to work in the UK.


Brexit ‘takes bite’ out of City banking vacancies

The number of City vacancies has plummeted by almost 40%, with the financial services sector still stuck in limbo over...

Brexit uncertainty hits two-fifths of hiring managers

10 Dec 2018

Two-fifths of hiring managers struggle to find the right skills because of uncertainty around Brexit, according to new research

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Heathrow Airport to pay for EU employees’ settled status

10 Dec 2018

Heathrow Airport is to pay for the 350 EU nationals it employs to achieve “settled status” after the UK leaves...

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Visa applications for non-EU nationals: What HR needs to know

3 Dec 2018

As HR professionals try to grapple with the settled status pilot scheme for EU permanent residence applications, there is now...

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Doctor practised medicine for 22 years without qualification

19 Nov 2018

The qualifications of around 3,000 foreign doctors in the UK are being checked after it emerged a woman practised psychiatry...

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Government pledges to train 17,000 new builders by 2020

16 Nov 2018

A scheme aimed at providing more than 17,000 new fully trained construction workers by March 2020 was launched today by...

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One in six NHS posts unfilled by 2030

15 Nov 2018

“Systemic” shortages in the NHS workforce mean long-term plans for the health service risk becoming an unachievable wish list, according...

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UK employers suffer ‘labour supply shock’ as migrant worker numbers fall

12 Nov 2018

There has been a “reversal” in the number of migrants in workplaces as both EU and non-EU workers lose interest...

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10 things graduate recruiters need to know about UK immigration

15 Oct 2018

As employers begin to ramp up their graduate recruitment programmes for 2019, what considerations do they need to bear in...

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EU searches for construction and health jobs fall as Brexit fears grow

11 Oct 2018

The construction industry is the sector of the economy hardest hit by a decline of interest among jobseekers from EU...

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Cabinet agrees EU workers should not be favoured post-Brexit

25 Sep 2018

The cabinet has agreed with the recommendation made by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) that EU migrants should face the...

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What does the MAC report mean for employers?

19 Sep 2018

The Migration Advisory Committee (‘MAC’) finally published its long-awaited report this week, after it was commissioned by the Government to...

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MAC report: New immigration system should not favour EEA migrants

18 Sep 2018

A post-Brexit immigration system should make it easier for highly-skilled workers to move to the UK and should not favour...

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Brexit: How can HR keep EU workers in the UK?

18 Sep 2018

As the Brexit negotiations approach their final months, Louise Haycock provides a pragmatic analysis of what employers can do to...

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Pilot visa scheme announced for non-EU migrant farm workers

6 Sep 2018

The government has announced a pilot visa scheme for non-EU migrants working on fruit and vegetable farms after the UK...

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