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New Plan for UK Immigration facing legal challenge

11:32 13/06/2021
The Home Office has been hit by a legal challenge over what has been described as ‘insufficient’ consultation on its New Plan for UK Immigration . Lawyers have argued that a consultation on proposed...

UK Tier 1 Post-Study Work Visa will not be re-introduced

18:58 15/01/2016
As expected, the UK government has said it will not be re-introducing the Tier 1 Post-Study Work Visa, a decision that the Scottish government has described as 'deeply disappointing and damaging.' As...

Detention times at UK Dungavel immigration centre 'a concern'

16:18 04/08/2015
A recent report based on the 9 to 20th February 2015 unannounced inspection of Dungavel immigration removal centre in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, has raised concerns over detention times. Although...

UK Visa applicants incorrectly advised by the Home Office

16:00 03/06/2015
Criticism has been aimed at the Home Office after they advised two Indian Entrepreneurs, hoping to stay in Scotland, to contact candidates for the UK parliamentary elections rather than their local...

'Driven Away' Tier 4 Visa Students Damaging Scotland's Reputation

18:23 08/04/2015
Scotland's Education Minister Dr Alasdair Allan has told Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) that the UK's 'negative and irresponsible' attitude towards immigration is affecting the country's...

An independent Scotland would launch a 'green card' immigration scheme

10:20 27/11/2013
On Tuesday 26th November 2013, the Scottish National Party revealed its white paper Scotland's Future; Your Guide to an Independent Future which contains a detailed programme of policies that would...