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Changes to shortage occupation list come into force

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 14 2011

As we reported on our news page on 18 October, changes to the shortage occupation list have come into force on 14 November 2011

Changes to shortage occupation list will see a reduction in jobs available to migrants

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 18 2011

The Government has today accepted recommendations from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) which will result in the number of jobs available to migrants being reduced

As the Prime Minister announces tough new plans to curb immigration, new immigration rules are laid

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 12 2011

Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined plans to further toughen immigration rules at a speech in London

Further changes to the list of English language tests for tiers 1, 2 and 4 and for spouse or partner applications

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 6 2011

The UKBA has made amendments to the list of approved English language test providers for applications made under tiers 1, 2 and 4 of the points based system and for spouse or partner applications

New format for the tier 4 sponsor guidance

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 6 2011

The UKBA has published the tier 4 sponsor guidance in a new format

Immigration minister Damian Green confirms his commitment to proposed changes on family migration

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 16 2011

The Immigration Minister Damian Green has confirmed his commitment to the proposals set out in the consultation on family migration in his speech at the Centre for Policy Studies on 15 September 2011

New highly trusted sponsorship guidance published for Tier 4 sponsors

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 6 2011

The updated sponsor guidance for tier 4 sponsors, which includes the new criteria for highly trusted sponsorship, was published with effect from 5 September 2011

Tier 2 premiumhighly trusted sponsorship and general legal services

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 5 2011

For a licensed tier 2 sponsor, the ability to comply with the duties and responsibilities set by UKBA is paramount

Universities and education providers

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 5 2011

UKBA's drive towards ensuring that educational establishments are fully compliant with the rules of sponsorship is turning increasingly towards universities, many of which are due to file applications to extend their HTS status in the next few weeks

UKBA's current consultations

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 5 2011

On 9 June 2011, UKBA launched a formal consultation on employment related settlement, tier 5 and overseas domestic workers