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Changes to shortage occupation list come into force
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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
  • United Kingdom
  • 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
  • United Kingdom
  • 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
  • United Kingdom
  • 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
  • United Kingdom
  • 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
  • United Kingdom
  • 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
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


UKBA's current consultations
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 5 2011

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


Tier 1 (entrepreneur) route: benefits for UK businesses
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 5 2011

In our August 2011 update, we advised readers of the advantages of the tier 1 (entrepreneur) route for employers and their potential employees as it leads to settlement


Highly trusted sponsorship for tier 4 sponsors: new guidance published
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 5 2011

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