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UK immigration technology failures result in huge costs

11:37 15/03/2021
The failure of technology used by UK immigration at British borders have resulted in huge costs, according to MPs. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) blasted the Home Office after a plan to upgrade...

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...

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