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Immigration white paper won’t help skills shortage if there’s no deal Brexit

While a no deal would mean no transitional period for EU workers to transfer to pre-settled status. It would also result in a likelihood that companies would immediately be required to hold a sponsor licence, which can take up to four months to secure and thereafter issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to their employees.

Contributor: Karendeep Kaur | Published: 31 December 2018

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Home Office relaxes immigration rules for overseas doctors

The Government has listened to ongoing concerns about visa caps and has removed its restrictions on the number of overseas doctors that can work in the UK. The NHS has long relied on the knowledge and expertise of this diverse talent pool. Due to the visa caps a number of our NHS hospital partners have been running rotas with numerous gaps for many months now.

Contributor: Philip Braham | Published: 21 June 2018


Further fall in EU migration will put strain on businesses – REC

Latest migration statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a fall in NET EU migration, driven by a fall in EU citizens coming to the UK for work. These figures will be very worrying for businesses. This latest drop in the number of EU workers coming into the country will put a further strain on employers.

Contributor: Tom Hadley | Published: 3 March 2018


Immigration – What do employers want for post Brexit?

The survey of more than 2,000 employers found that the majority of employers 41% would prefer a UK-wide immigration system that is based on national labour or skill shortage occupations in the likely event of migration restrictions once the UK leaves the EU. In contrast, around 13% favour a sector-based policy and just 5 percent would back a regional policy.

Contributor: Gerwyn Davies | Published: 21 February 2018