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Hunt announces £8m plan to attract visitors to UK

16:11 16/08/2012
The United Kingdom Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, announced an £8m advertising campaign to attract visitors to the UK on 14 th March 2012. He said that he wanted to build on the success of the...

UK Tier 4 visa applicants interviews to confirm english ability

10:31 11/08/2012
From 30 July, UK immigration staff at visa offices around the world have had extended powers to reject visa applications if students do not have adequate English language capabilities. The rules are...

MPs say UKBA officials should return bonuses until backlog cleared

17:28 31/07/2012
The UK Home Affairs Select Committee has reprimanded the UK Border Agency (UKBA) for its backlog of 276,460 unresolved immigration and asylum cases as being "totally unacceptable". Keith Vaz, chair...

UK immigration staff call off Olympic Strike…for now

19:19 30/07/2012
The planned 24-hour strike by UK immigration staff, which had been called for Thursday 26th July, the eve of the London Olympic Games, was called off on Wednesday by the Public and Commercial...

UK Government denies plans to recruit 1,100 immigration staff

10:44 30/07/2012
The United Kingdom's Immigration Minister, Damian Green, has denied that the government intends to recruit 1,100 new staff in its immigration and passport service, as claimed by Mark Serwotka, the...

UK Immigration response to 150,000 illegal immigrants 'missing' in the UK

16:52 10/07/2012
Following the release of a recent report claiming that UK Immigration doesn't know where 150,000 illegal migrants are located, the UKBA insists that they have a clear strategy to identify and remove...