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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...

Lords debate income threshold for Britons with spouse immigrating to UK

9:01 26/10/2012
The second chamber of the UK parliament, the House of Lords, debated a change to the UK's immigration rules on Tuesday 23rd October. In June 2012, the UK government announced a range of changes to...

New cross party group on immigration established in UK parliament

11:15 11/10/2012
A new cross-party parliamentary group focussing on immigration has been established in the UK parliament. The group is chaired by the former Labour MP and immigration minister Barbara Roche and has...

UK parliament votes to limit population to 70m

14:27 07/09/2012
UK MPs debated immigration in the House of Commons yesterday. A backbench debate was triggered by a petition from the Migrationwatch UK pressure group, which campaigns for a reduction in the level of...

Lords claim Tier 4 students discouraged from immigrating to UK

19:50 05/07/2012
Two UK Lords, members of the House of Lords, have warned that the UK continues to look unattractive to foreign students applying for Tier 4 visas and that the government should exclude students from...

UK Border Agency to be split into two separate immigration agencies

12:33 21/02/2012
UK Home Secretary, Theresa May, announced this week that the UK's immigration Border Agencies will split in two after it was revealed that hundreds of thousands of people had passed through UK...

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