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.


EU worker numbers continue to fall ahead of Brexit

With Brexit drawing closer, the number of EU nationals working in the UK fell by 61,000 in the last quarter...

Businesses ‘hung out to dry’ without no-deal Brexit answers

13 Feb 2019

With 44 days to go until the UK leaves the EU, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a...

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Leave to Remain required for EU citizens arriving after a no-deal Brexit

29 Jan 2019

EU citizens will be able to enter the UK to work after 29 March 2019 under a no-deal Brexit, but...

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Employment study debunks migrant worker myth

14 Jan 2019

Immigrants have been among the main beneficiaries of the employment boom but not at the expense of workers born in...

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Deliveroo and Uber Eats face questions over worker black market

7 Jan 2019

The way that Deliveroo and Uber Eats engage their riders and drivers’ has come under fresh scrutiny after claims emerged...

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Brexit ‘takes bite’ out of City banking vacancies

13 Dec 2018

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

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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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