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The UK’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has ruled that nurses should remain on the Shortage Occupation List after carrying out an investigation into the alleged shortage of nurses and skilled medical workers in the UK.

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The new immigration rules proposed by Theresa May have been called “ludicrous” and “simplistic measure” during a Parliamentary debate scrutinising the divisive change to immigration rules.

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The British Medical Association (BMA) has issued a warning to the government concerning potential changes to the Tier 2 visa system.

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A new report has found that the UK is in the top ten for attracting, developing and retaining skilled workers from outside the EU.

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The Institute of Directors (IoD) has spoken out against controversial new proposals from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) which include a £1,000 levy on companies employing skilled migrants from outside Europe.

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MPs have stated that the immigration cap that aims to decrease the number of migrants coming to the UK is counter-productive and “not fit for purpose”.

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An organisation that helps small start-up businesses has warned the government that Tier 2 visa restrictions are stifling the growth of many start-up businesses and the UK economy.

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Legal Experts have expressed concern over the latest government clampdown on Tier 2 visas with the Law Society of England and Wales stating that the rules are negatively impacting upon London’s position as a global recruitment leader.

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A new report has revealed that the UK is losing international students and potential skilled workers to more “immigration-friendly” nations damaging the UK economy and job market.

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The director of a large hospitality recruitment firm believes that relaxing the skilled migration laws could help fill the void from the skilled worker shortage that the sector is currently having.

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Although recent reports have stated that the latest changes to the Immigration Rules made on 13 July 2015 may prevent students from staying under a work visa, this is quite simply not the case announced on 13 July 2015 . This post looks at the rules for students who wish to remain in the UK to work after they have finished their studies.

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Some of the most common questions relating to migration to the UK surround tax. This article describes some of the most basic principles for paying tax when you live in the UK.

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The Prime Minister has announced new plans to reduce immigration by launching a crackdown on migrants coming from outside of the EU. The crackdown will see a reduction in recruitment of skilled workers on Tier 2 visas from outside Europe, with the UK government set to also raise the salary threshold for all workers applying for a Tier 2 visa.

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Britain last week reached the official cap on the recruitment of skilled overseas workers from outside the EU for the first time in four years.

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According to the Office of Budget Responsibility, the rise in migration and the growth in the number of skilled workers coming to the UK is aiding the British economy. With the number of skilled migrants expecting to grow and more businesses needing skilled workers, experts have argued that they are aiding the UK’s economic growth.

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Last week, UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced numerous proposals to bring immigration down to ‘the tens of thousands’ - including a new ‘immigration taskforce’.

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If you work for a multi-national company and are being asked to transfer to the UK, you may need to apply for an intra-company transfer visa.

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Researchers have warned employers hiring skilled workers that the UK’s quota from skilled workers outside of the EU is close to being breached.

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A recent study has shown that immigration was one of the key issues in the run-up to the General Election, with 77% of Britons believing that the economy would improve if the government clamped down on immigration.  

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Biometric residence permits (BRP's) have been a requirement for non EU/EEA nationals applying for UK visas from within the UK since November 2008. However, now those applying for a visa from outside the UK will require a BRP as well.

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