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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...

UKBA refuse visas for minor paperwork errors

15:47 17/10/2012
In 2010, the UK's new Coalition government promised to cut immigration into the UK from around 260,000 a year to below 100,000 a year by 2015. To that end, it introduced a cap on the number of Tier 2...

Remembering the UK's history of immigration during the Queen's Jubilee

17:44 05/06/2012
As the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations take place this week, we thought that now was a good time to take a look at the UK's immigration history over the past 60 years. The country has changed...

UK proposes reducing the number of immigrants who can apply for permanent residence

15:38 14/06/2011
The UK has announced a number of proposals aimed at cutting the ties between many immigration routes and eventual settlement (properly known as indefinite leave to remain ) in the UK. "Migrants...

UK experiencing a shortage of engineers

19:33 16/02/2011
Ignacio Galan, the chief executive officer of Iberdrola SA, which owns Scottish Power Ltd has said recently that UK plans to develop renewable energy and improve power-generation and transmission...

UK likely to slash number of eligible Tier 2 visa occupations

11:53 14/02/2011
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has recommended reducing the number of occupations that are eligible for migration under Tier 2 of the points based immigration system. The UK Coalition...