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.


General election: What should HR know about immigration proposals?

What are the major parties proposing for immigration?

Main parties’ migration policies pose threat to NHS staffing

4 Dec 2019

Both the Conservatives’ and Labour’s migration policies would worsen understaffing in the NHS and social care, according to a report...

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Business leaders question migration policy as EU workers return ‘home’

28 Nov 2019

The CBI has queried how a post-Brexit immigration system would function as new figures confirm the decline in EU net...

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Conservative manifesto reveals plans to help UK workers ‘flourish’

25 Nov 2019

Boris Johnson has vowed to “invest in Britain’s people by giving them the tools and training to flourish in the 21st century”.

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: DSTL raises the game with Innovation in Recruitment win

20 Nov 2019

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory wowed the Personnel Today Awards 2019 judges with an innovative online game that aimed...

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World’s largest fund drops G4S over modern slavery fears

14 Nov 2019

The world's largest sovereign wealth fund, has sold its shares in UK-based security company G4S because of the risk of human rights violations against its workforce in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

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Home Office holds up NHS overseas doctors scheme

4 Nov 2019

Plans to expand a scheme that allows medical trainees from overseas to learn and work in the NHS, have been...

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Christmas dinner under threat due to labour shortage

28 Oct 2019

Labour shortages could impact the UK’s Christmas dinner, including “pigs in blankets,” after warnings from the British Meat Processors Association....

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Most firms lack information to make post-Brexit staffing decisions

20 Sep 2019

Very few employers are prepared for the introduction of new immigration restrictions, putting them at risk of a labour “supply shock” after Brexit.

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Polish ambassador advises Poles to leave the UK after Brexit

19 Sep 2019

Poland’s ambassador to the UK is urging Polish nationals to “seriously consider” leaving the UK because of the problems some...

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Government reconsidering plans to immediately end freedom of movement

2 Sep 2019

The government has been forced to scrap plans to immediately end freedom of movement for EU nationals after Brexit after...

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Priti confusing? Managing sudden immigration changes

27 Aug 2019

Last week home secretary Priti Patel said she was planning to end freedom of movement for EU nationals as soon...

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How HR can safeguard against modern slavery in supply chains

27 Aug 2019

With the Home Office suggesting that organisations should improve the effectiveness of their modern slavery policies, Lottie Galvin looks at...

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Drop in EU migrants prompts urgent call for immigration transition period

22 Aug 2019

The number of EU citizens moving to the UK to work has continued to fall, prompting business bodies to reiterate...

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Boris Johnson’s fast-track visas for scientists criticised

9 Aug 2019

A fast-track visa route to help employers attract the “brightest and best” international scientists has been put forward by Boris...

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