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UK parliament to vote on limiting migration from the European Union

16:32 05/11/2012
A Conservative MP introduced a bill to the House of Commons on Wednesday 31st October 2012, that would, if it became law, limit the numbers of EU citizens who could come to work in the UK. It is...

Former Civil Service chief calls for reform of UK skilled immigration

15:19 02/11/2012
Lord O'Donnell, the former head of the UK's civil service, has criticised the Coalition government's immigration policy, saying that it is damaging the UK's economy. Lord O'Donnell, formerly known as...

Labour MP calls UK's citizenship test for immigrants 'frustrating'

13:44 30/10/2012
A Labour MP has caused some controversy by suggesting that immigrants to the UK know more about the country than native Britons. Sadiq Khan the Labour MP for Tooting, south London, himself the child...

The Economist attacks UK immigration policy

10:07 22/10/2012
The world-renowned Economist magazine has published a scathing attack on the UK government's immigration policy. It says that the government's policies on legal skilled migration and on international...

UKBA refuse visas for minor paperwork errors

15:47 17/10/2012
In 2010, the UK's new Coalition government promised to cut immigration into the UK from around 260,000 a year to below 100,000 a year by 2015. To that end, it introduced a cap on the number of Tier 2...

Conservative MP says UK migration target 'too blunt'

15:34 10/10/2012
Nadhim Zahawi, the UK Conservative Party's MP for Stratford-on-Avon, has said that the UK's coalition government must be careful to avoid damaging the economy by focussing too rigidly on the number...

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