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.


Tier 2 visas: how the NHS exemption will benefit other sectors

The removal of doctors and nurses from the cap on Tier 2 visas for highly-skilled workers has been welcomed and...

Doctors and nurses to be excluded from Tier 2 visa cap

15 Jun 2018

NHS doctors and nurses will be excluded from restrictions to the number of visas granted to skilled non-EU migrant workers,...

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Home secretary to propose universal immigration system after Brexit

11 Jun 2018

Home secretary Sajid Javid has reportedly “torn up” plans to offer European migrants preferential access to the UK after its...

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Tier 2 visa reforms: what would employers like to see?

6 Jun 2018

With a review of the Tier 2 visa system for non-EU nationals promised by home secretary Sajid Javid, Rachel Harvey...

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Home secretary Javid announces review of Tier 2 immigration

4 Jun 2018

Home secretary Sajid Javid has said that the Home Office would conduct a review of its under-fire policy on issuing...

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EU workers posted abroad to be entitled to local pay rates

30 May 2018

Workers posted to another EU country will be entitled to the same rate of pay and working conditions as their...

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Tier 2 visas: Why employers can’t get the skilled labour they need

18 May 2018

The quota on Tier 2 (General) visas has been reached for several consecutive months, which is causing serious issues for...

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Hundreds of skilled migrants wrongly face deportation

8 May 2018

At least 1,000 highly skilled migrant workers are wrongly facing deportation by the Home Office after being accused of lying...

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Labour calls for health professionals’ exemption from immigration caps

2 May 2018

Labour has urged home secretary Sajid Javid to exempt all health professionals from the immigration cap on skilled workers in...

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Home Office compliance visits: how can employers prepare?

27 Apr 2018

Compliance visits to holders of Tier 2 sponsor licences are on the rise and employers must have their house in...

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Employers worried about migrant worker restrictions post-Brexit

27 Mar 2018

Employers are concerned about the prospect of restrictions on their ability to recruit workers from the European Economic Area (EEA),...

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Brexit and immigration: At last some progress on citizens’ rights

2 Mar 2018

The immigration question has loomed over Brexit negotiations for some time now, but a policy paper published by Theresa May’s...

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Counting the cost of the non-EU immigration cap

28 Feb 2018

The NHS recently called into question the cap on non-EU migrants coming into the UK, claiming it was blocking access...

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Number of EU citizens leaving UK highest since 2008

22 Feb 2018

The number of EU citizens leaving the UK has reached its highest point since 2008, according to the latest migration...

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Beware of winter delays when sponsoring tier 2 general workers

11 Jan 2018

Employers wishing to sponsor non-EEA nationals under tier 2 (general) this winter should be aware that there is no guarantee...

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