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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Fall in visa applications triggers skills warning for private sector

17 Feb 2020

Business consultancy warns of skills shortfall as number of visa applications from non-EU skilled workers has fallen.

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Prime minister sets date for points-based immigration system

14 Feb 2020

Downing Street has announced that the new points-based immigration system will be implemented from 1 January 2021.

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Migrant worker salary threshold set to be lowered to £25,600

10 Feb 2020

Boris Johnson and home secretary Priti Patel are expected to announce their immigration reforms on Friday, which reportedly include plans...

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‘Brexit Day’: time to get your house in order, employers urged

31 Jan 2020

With the UK leaving the European Union at 11:00pm this evening, employers are being urged to use the Brexit transition...

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Immigration: MAC recommends lower salary threshold after Brexit

28 Jan 2020

The salary threshold for skilled migrant workers entering the UK should be lowered to £25,600 to make it more affordable...

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Fast-track ‘Global Talent’ visas for top scientists unveiled

27 Jan 2020

“Top” international scientists, mathematicians and researchers will be able to apply to work in the UK under a fast-track visa...

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CBI leads 40 industry bodies calling for salary threshold rethink

24 Jan 2020

Industry pressure grows to cut migrant salary threshold ahead of key migration report.

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PM considers scrapping £30,000 migrant salary threshold

22 Jan 2020

The proposed £30,000 minimum salary threshold for migrant workers after Brexit is expected to be scrapped, it has been reported....

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Brexit: What will happen on 1 February 2020?

17 Jan 2020

After much delay, the UK will leave the European Union at 11:00pm on 31 January. But with the arrangements for...

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General election: What should HR know about immigration proposals?

5 Dec 2019

What are the major parties proposing for immigration?

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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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