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Migration Advisory Committee announces review of Tier 2 minimum salary thresholds urgent call for evidence
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • June 22 2015

On 10 June 2015 the Home Secretary commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), an independent, non-departmental public body that advises the


Demand for Tier 2 (General) restricted Certificates of Sponsorship exceeds monthly quota
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • June 15 2015

In the last 24 hours, the June 2015 quota for Tier 2 (General) Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (RCoS) has been met for the very first time


UK election 2015 - your top ten immigration questions answered
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2015

In the run up to the General Election on 7 May, our Business Immigration team will answer some of the most topical immigration issues being raised by


Important immigration changes - Spring 2015
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 23 2015

A number of immigration-related changes have occurred recently with more coming into effect over the coming months. Changes coming into force on 6


All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration publishes report following consultation on tier 1 post study work category closure
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 2 2015

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Migration last week published its much anticipated report on the closure of the Tier 1 Post Study Work


May day! Is Theresa putting British business in peril?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 24 2014

With the general election rapidly approaching, Home Secretary Theresa May is clearly still under pressure to reduce net migration in the hope of


Paddington Bear, the UK’s most loveable immigrant: once welcomed, now ostracised? And at what cost to us all?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 1 2014

As Paddington Bear prepares to make his Hollywood feature-film debut this December, the Employment Law Worldview Blog takes a 'paws' to ponder on the


UK business immigration update on the prevention of illegal working part 2
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • May 20 2014

Following our update last week regarding the Home Office's Code of Practice on Preventing Illegal Working and the Civil Penalty Scheme for Employers


Dyson exposes vacuum in Home Office’s position on visas for non-EU Graduates
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • May 16 2014

Sir James Dyson has told Sky News that Britain's Immigration Rules are "sheer madness" and counter-productive to the country's economic ambitions. In


UK business immigration update on the prevention of illegal working
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • May 9 2014

The Home Office has issued a draft Code of Practice on Preventing Illegal Working and the Civil Penalty Scheme for Employers which introduces a