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The Government recently announced that it intends to update the minimum salary thresholds for occupations as set out in the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes. The changes are expected to be implemented with effect from 6 April 2014. The updated thresholds are in line with changes in average weekly earnings... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Mills & Reeve: HR Law Live
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), which advises the UK Government on the economic aspects of migration, has published its much anticipated report on the Tier 1 (Investor) route. This route provides a way for migrants who are willing to invest £1 million in the UK to gain leave to enter... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Mills & Reeve: HR Law Live
The Government is currently consulting on the reform of charges and fees in the immigration system. The purpose of the consultation is to look at the options for ensuring that those who benefit directly from immigration and enhanced border controls (such as organisations that sponsor migrants for work or study)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at Mills & Reeve: HR Law Live
During his recent trade visit to Beijing, George Osborne has announced plans to simplify visa applications for Chinese visitors to the UK. In 2012, 210,000 visas were issued to visiting Chinese nationals who went on to contribute around £300m to the British economy. Currently, Chinese nationals wanting to visit the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at Mills & Reeve: HR Law Live
The Government has announced a number of changes to the Immigration Rules that will take effect on 1 October 2013. The stated aim of the changes, most of which are fairly minor, is to provide greater flexibility for businesses and applicants. The changes most likely to be welcomed by employers... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at Mills & Reeve: HR Law Live
The Government has recently published a number of changes to the Immigration Rules which will come into force on 13 December 2012. Whilst the stated aim of the changes is to ensure that the brightest and best global talent is able to work in the UK, the impact on employers... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at Mills & Reeve: HR Law Live
Earlier this week the Government announced a number of new measures to reduce migration from outside Europe. Overall they are likely to make it more difficult for employers to recruit the talent they need in an increasingly competitive global environment. They will take effect on 1 April 2011 and are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2010 at Mills & Reeve: HR Law Live
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Nov 25, 2010