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UK Schools Ditch UK Tier 2 Visas for Tier 5 Visas

23:17 02/04/2017
UK schools desperate to recruit teachers are hiring foreign educators on Tier 5 visas rather than Tier 2 visas , according to the anti-immigration Migration Advisory Committee (MAC). The government...

UK immigration policy must change to stop digital skills crisis

17:03 25/06/2016
The Science and Technology Committee (STC) has urged the UK government to relax Tier 2 visa restrictions for IT companies with 20 or fewer employees. The STC, a government committee, said: " UK...

UK Immigration review teachers on Tier 2 Visa Shortage Occupation List

13:43 15/06/2016
On 26 May 2016 UK Home Secretary, Theresa May, commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to assess whether there is a shortage of primary and secondary school teachers in general or only...

UK immigration: 175,000 migrants still missing after eight years

13:05 30/07/2014
The UK's National Audit Office (NAO) has issued a report into the workings of the UK's asylum and immigration system and has found that, eight years after a massive backlog of 450,000 'lost' cases...

UK immigration wasted £350m on useless IT system says report

10:16 24/07/2014
The UK government has wasted £350m on a new IT system which was designed to manage immigration and asylum applications, according to a recently published report by the UK government's National Audit...

UK immigration has 'stopped trying to catch illegal immigrants'

14:06 10/09/2013
The UK's opposition Labour Party has accused the government of presiding over an immigration system in chaos. The shadow home secretary, Yvette Cooper, told the House of Commons that the government...

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