- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – UK immigration, visa and nationality guidance
- Tier 2 Sponsors – coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance on absences, furlough, delays etc.
- Tier 4 Sponsors – coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance on absences, withdrawals, distance learning etc.
- Free movement-ending legislation is introduced
- Updated Sponsor Guidance for workers has been published
How much does it cost to sponsor someone for a UK work visa?
This week we finally got to see more detail about the 2021 points based immigration system. The government’s announcement confirms that every organisation in the UK — from businesses to charities, schools to local shops — will need t ...21st February 2020
Government abandons “Australia-style” immigration system
The government has released a few more details of what it calls a “points based system” for immigration to the UK after Brexit. To balance out the impending end of free movement of workers from the European Union, it would allow employers ...19th February 2020
Comment: why the MAC report was a letdown for women
Reaction to the Migration Advisory Committee’s latest report, released on 28 January, has largely focused on the MAC’s lukewarm response to the government’s desire for an Australia-style points based immigration system. Very little a ...6th February 2020
New statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC56, the Global Talent route
The first of no doubt countless statements of changes of 2020 was published yesterday, 30 January 2020. The main purpose of this set of changes to the Immigration Rules is to introduce the new Global Talent category, announced by the govern ...31st January 2020
Britain’s Got Talent? What the new Global Talent visa means for universities and researchers
Monday’s announcement of a new ‘Global Talent’ visa, a rebranded and expanded version of Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent), will come as particularly welcome news for universities and the research sector. But the detail may leave some people s ...30th January 2020
Government advised not to bother with points based gimmick for migrants with job offers
The government should think twice about re-introducing a points based immigration system after Brexit, and lower the minimum salary necessary to get a work visa, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has recommended. In a report published today, the ...28th January 2020