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UK Tier 2 sponsorship licence applications more difficult in 2015

19:19 05/11/2015
Employers wishing to employ non-EU nationals in the UK firstly need to apply for a tier 2 sponsorship licence as part of the process for overseas nationals to come to the UK and take up employment...

Tier 2 visa rules 'suffocating' small growing businesses

17:56 29/10/2015
A new organisation the Scale Up Institute that helps small businesses with good potential, headed up by Cambridge entrepreneur, Sherry Coutu, and her business partner, Reid Hoffman, is urging the UK...

Tier 2 visa dependants should retain UK right to work says report

10:41 23/10/2015
In response to the Migration Advisory Committee's review of tier 2 immigration, a survey carried out by the Permits Foundation showed overwhelming support for the right of partners of highly skilled...

UK immigration temporarily eases tier 2 visa requirements for NHS

17:13 21/10/2015
Restrictions on recruiting non-EU nurses have been temporarily relaxed by the UK government. The decision to make it easier for nurses to be employed under the tier 2 visa scheme was made to help...

UK Immigration skills charge to be introduced by government

19:10 16/10/2015
The UK government says that they are concerned about skilled worker shortages in the UK. However Government policy is making the situation worse by making it more and more difficult to employ highly...

Ireland relies on immigration for home-care sector workers

12:26 15/10/2015
A policy paper published on Tuesday, 22 September 2015, states that the homecare industry in Ireland is very much reliant on immigration of care workers from outside the EU. However, the paper says...

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