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.


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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 work

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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Top 10 HR questions August 2018 – Brexit and executive pay ratios

4 Sep 2018

While progress has been made in some areas of the Brexit negotiations, including agreement on the rights of EU citizens...

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Number of EU migrants arriving in UK lowest since 2012

23 Aug 2018

The annual number of EU citizens moving to the UK has fallen to its lowest since 2012, suggesting that the...

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Record fall in EU nationals employed in UK

14 Aug 2018

The number of EU nationals working in the UK has fallen by a record amount, with 86,000 fewer EU workers...

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Employers report lack of candidates and pressure to increase wages

13 Aug 2018

Two in five employers found it difficult to get the staff they needed over the past 12 months and have...

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Tier 2 visa alternatives: Employing skilled non-EEA workers

8 Aug 2018

For eight consecutive months the number of applications for certificates of sponsorship for non-EEA workers have surpassed the number available...

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Tier 2 visas: foreign worker cap still being hit despite medical staff exemption

27 Jul 2018

The number of skilled foreign workers applying for visas under the Tier 2 system is still outstripping the number of...

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Home Office publishes settlement scheme toolkit for employers

25 Jul 2018

The Home Office has launched a toolkit that will help employers of EU citizens offer advice in how they can...

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Employers spend thousands on extra benefits to attract skilled EU workers

25 Jul 2018

Six in 10 organisations have offered EU workers extra incentives – including medical insurance, bonuses and higher salaries – in...

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