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UK immigration policy hurting IT industry: businessman

13:04 13/07/2005
Mike Lynch, the UK's first Internet billionaire, is criticizing the UK government for failing to attract the 'brightest and the best' from around the world. Lynch on 12 July said that the UK's IT...

UK new immigration bill published

15:24 27/06/2005
The UK government's new immigration bill released last week does not include a points system for immigration. Although ministers want a points system for economic migrants that would grant visas on...

Indian restaurants in UK disappointed with SBS decision

9:04 27/06/2005
The UK government has ended a short-term visa scheme for people working in Indian restaurants in the wake of an illegal immigration scam involving Bangladeshis. The move is likely to affect nearly 10...

UK to switch to points-based skilled immigration

14:56 22/06/2005
The UK government's new Immigration and Asylum Bill is expected to include a points-based system for immigration. The measures, due to be published on June 22, include fingerprinting of all visa...

University rep speaks out against UK visa fee changes

15:37 26/05/2005
The visa fee changes coming into effect from July in the UK are driving away international students and ruining the reputation of UK universities, said the vice-chancellor of the UK's Sheffield...

The role of immigration in the new UK government

14:23 06/05/2005
Tony Blair looks set to be voted in for a historic third term as Prime Minister in the UK. Early results showed that his Labour Party won a sharply reduced majority in the British parliament. Overall...