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Just how exciting is the new Global Business Mobility visa?

The Global Business Mobility visa is set to commence in spring 2022 to provide new solutions for overseas firms transferring staff to the UK. “Immigration routes that may once have worked for business, no longer do; they have not evolved in tandem w ...

25th November 2021 By

Student visa sponsorship system (finally) being reviewed

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) is to inspect the relationship between the immigration system and the higher education sector. The call for evidence, which is open until 15 November 2021, confirms that the ICIBI will ...

5th November 2021 By

New statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 803 (pork butchers)

The latest statement of changes to the Immigration Rules (HC 803) allows pork butchers to come into the UK as Seasonal Workers for up to six months. It came into force at 4pm on 1 November 2021. The government announced last month that 800 temporary v ...

2nd November 2021 By

How much does it cost to sponsor someone for a UK work visa?

Sponsoring a foreign worker isn’t cheap. Application fees and visa taxes typically run to thousands of pounds. Since the UK left the European Union, the costs of sponsorship have also applied to employers who want to hire EU workers under the Po ...

25th October 2021 By

The Intra-company Transfer visa could be getting a new lease of life

The Intra-company Transfer (ICT) route has seemed increasingly redundant since the launch of the Points Based Immigration System last year. The Skilled Worker route became simpler and easier to use, while the abolition of the resident labour market te ...

20th October 2021 By

The Home Office immigration policy wheel

This is the Policy Wheel. I was taught about it when working on immigration policy at the Home Office in 2003 and continued to use it until I left in 2011. I believe it is still used; certainly it is a great way to solve problems.   How would you ...

13th October 2021 By