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.


Report proposes new visas to tackle tech skills gaps

The government should create a new class of visas specifically for technology firms “with the most growth potential” to help...

Top 10 HR questions February 2019: Redundancy, FTCs and maternity leave

1 Mar 2019

When faced with the need to make redundancies, how should an employer decide which employees to select?
Redundancy exercises bring...

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Post-Brexit £30,000 immigration salary threshold will be ‘disastrous’

28 Feb 2019

The government's proposed salary threshold for EU migrants will “decimate” the UK's manufacturing base, says industry body.

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No-deal Brexit: Five things for business travellers to consider

28 Feb 2019

Businesses whose staff travel to the EU need to be making no-deal Brexit preparations. So what do they need to do to avoid difficulties travelling to Europe after 29 March?

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UK no more biased against migrant workers than other EU nations

26 Feb 2019

Around 15% of people in the UK would object to having immigrants as neighbours, and most Brexiteers do not object...

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EU worker numbers continue to fall ahead of Brexit

20 Feb 2019

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

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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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