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Sanwar Ali: Latest Update on Boris Johnson UK visa policy

14:25 09/12/2019
By Sanwar Ali There are only a few days to go until the UK General Election on 12 December 2019. There is continuing confusion over what is meant by a new “Australian style” points system, which...

No UK visa needed for EU business executives post-Brexit

20:44 20/09/2018
The British government had previously announced that business people from EU nations can enter the country, UK visa free, for meetings and limited paid work. However, Westminster maintains that EU...

More UK Immigration due to EU workers being able to claim benefits

19:14 01/01/2016
Controversial new plans, which would mean that EU migrant workers would only be able to claim benefits from their home Country in the first twelve months after arriving in the UK , or after arriving...

UK economists debate effects of immigration

15:53 12/09/2013
A spat about immigration has broken out between two of Britain's leading economic commentators. They are Jeremy Warner, who writes for the right-wing Daily Telegraph and Jonathan Portes, the director...

UK reports surge in Romanian/Bulgarian immigration

10:38 20/08/2013
The UK's Office for National Statistics has released figures which show that the number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK rose by 26% in the second quarter of 2013. There were 141,000...

UK minister blames high house prices on immigration

15:44 18/12/2012
The UK's Home Secretary, Theresa May, gave a speech at the Policy Exchange think tank in central London on 12th December 2012 in which she gave a summary of the progress that the UK's Coalition...

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