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Tier 2 visa changes welcomed by anti-immigrant freelancer group

19:53 13/05/2016
The Association of Independent Professionals (IPSE) that campaigns for more restrictions on immigrant workers has welcomed recent changes to the UK's Tier 2 visa system. IPSE said that it is 'pleased...

Controversial Tier 2 visa salary threshold debated by MPs

14:13 11/03/2016
The Tier 2 visa salary threshold requirement of £35,000 to gain indefinite leave to remain for Tier 2 visa holders was debated by MPs on 7 March. The policy was branded 'destructive and...

Applications for UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur visas become tougher

14:56 04/09/2015
It has become increasingly difficult to enter the UK under the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa category. The current rejection rate for applications is about 70%. The reason for the high rejection rate is...

Tier 2 visa restrictions already having negative effect says IT Leader

17:58 21/08/2015
Guy Levin, the executive director of Coadec [the Coalition for a Digital Economy] and a former government advisor, says a proposed review of Tier 2 visa rules is already having a negative effect on...

Scottish Group to pursue reintroduction of Tier 1 Post-Study Work Visa

15:10 22/06/2015
Having won 56 seats during the UK election in May, the Scottish National Party (SNP) has become the third-largest political party in the House of Commons. The party is now lobbying the UK government...

Immigration is now top priority for UK voters

9:05 09/01/2015
Immigration is now the main concern for UK voters, according to various polls carried out by the opinion poll company YouGov. In a series of surveys, immigration has come out either above, or tied...

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