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.


Changing immigration rules and how employers can benefit

Revisions to the immigration rules and specifically the points-based system have kickstarted a huge shift in how employers hire, writes Jonathan Beech.

Six in 10 staff removed from payrolls were under 25

23 Mar 2021

There were 693,000 fewer employees on company payrolls last month than in February 2020 – with under 25s bearing the brunt of job losses.

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New graduate visa route aimed at retaining ‘brightest and best’

11 Mar 2021

Students on the graduate route will be able to work or look for work after their studies for two to three years.

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India deal could see more migrant workers enter UK

16 Feb 2021

New trade agreement with India could see more workers from India enter the UK once Covid recedes.

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Biden to boost migrant worker visa rights

22 Jan 2021

Changes to rules concerning H-1B visas could increase numbers of foreign specialists while safeguarding US wages.

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Pay issues, harassment and safety risks blight cleaning sector

19 Jan 2021

Issues with pay, dangerous working conditions and sexual harassment are ‘endemic’ in the cleaning sector, and organisations – especially client...

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Number of overseas nationals leaving UK could have reached 1.3 million

15 Jan 2021

Up to 1.3 million overseas nationals have left the UK over the past year, with almost 700,000 non-UK born workers...

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Reducing accent bias begins at the recruitment stage

11 Jan 2021

There is little doubt that employees should bring their whole selves to work, but it would be naïve to think...

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Shortage of doctors from abroad hits NHS trust

11 Jan 2021

A Midlands NHS trust has had to redeploy medical trainees to help support ward staff after its plans to bring in doctors from abroad were scotched.

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Change to visa concessions may have scuppered new year hiring

7 Jan 2021

A recent change to Covid-19-related concessions for work visa applicants may have prevented some firms from hiring overseas workers from...

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Employers face quandaries over taking on workers from EU

11 Dec 2020

Employers are accelerating recruitment plans to bring foreign hires into the UK by 31 December to avoid sponsorship fees and confusing guidance.

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Ireland: Four changes for HR and payroll teams in 2021

8 Dec 2020

As HR and payroll teams in the Republic of Ireland prepare for the new tax year, Personnel Today looks at...

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UK employers least confident in Europe about recruitment prospects

8 Dec 2020

Employers in the UK are the least confident in Europe about their ability to hire additional workers – but they...

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Chinese IT specialists top visa approval ratios

7 Dec 2020

Higher proportion of Chinese IT experts given approval for UK visas than any other nation, despite government concerns over 'hostile state actors'.

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Applications for new work visa routes now open

1 Dec 2020

Applications for the new work visa routes open today for eligible overseas workers who wish to work in the UK...

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