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Serco wins 5-year Australian immigration contract

18:11 22/01/2015
The company that runs Australia's immigration detention centres has been awarded a further five-year contract, despite concerns about its conduct at centres it currently manages. Serco, which has...

UK announces tourist visa refunds

14:18 29/09/2014
The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced changes to tourist visas which will refund the cost of up to 25,000 visas to Chinese tourists, in order to try and attract more...

UK to relax transit visa rules

18:27 25/09/2014
The UK has announced changes to the transit visa scheme, which will hopefully encourage visitors to stop over in the UK while en-route to other destinations. The announcement was made by Home...

London businesses seek visa reforms

13:27 25/09/2014
Almost 50% of London-based businesses are calling for the UK government to reform the Tier 2 visa system over concerns about a shortage of skilled workers. A recent business survey was carried out by...

Record number of visitors to the UK from Philippines

10:58 24/09/2014
New records were set for the numbers of Filipino visitors traveling to the UK. In the 12 months prior to March 2014, 49,000 visas were issued to Filipinos. There was a 27% increase in the number of...

Deputy PM: UK has scrapped plans to reduce immigration to 'tens of thousands'

11:26 17/09/2014
The UK's Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, says that the UK coalition government has scrapped plans to reduce annual immigration to below 100,000 annually. Mr Clegg, the leader of the Liberal...

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