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May
15
2012

Heathrow Queues
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The British Airport Authority`s (BAA) announcement that in April the UK Border Force failed to meet its target at Heathrow Airport for processing passengers from outside the European Economic Area though immigration....

May
15
2012

Immigration: Chaos in Croydon
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The UK Border Agency had to turn hundreds of people away from their appointments at the Croydon Public Enquiry Office (PEO) at the start of May, after the foreign national identify card computer system crashed. The system records those legally living in the UK meaning some applicants attending a premium service appointment were unable to provide their biometric information (fingerprints and facia...

May
10
2012

Boris on immigration: learn from Premier League football
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Boris Johnson, in an article in The Telegraph this week suggests that immigration improves the UK labour market using the unusual analogy of English national football only as Boris Johnson could: What football teaches us about creating a thriving jobs market....

May
09
2012

UKBA Airport Delays
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The UKBA is facing fresh challenges to its handling of queues at Heathrow airport after it took up to three hours for travellers to clear passport control this weekend....

Sep
13
2011

Immigration: Shortage Occupation List Reduction
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The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), an independent advisory body, has advised that number of jobs on the Shortage Occupation List be reduced. This will limit migrants from outside the EEA to a smaller proportion of occupations in the UK. The MAC recommended that the list be reduced to cover 190,000 employees (not migrants), less than 1% of the UK workforce. In 2008 that list covered over 1 m...

Jun
17
2011

Immigration for non-EU nationals: Points based system to be further tightened
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The government is proposing to reform the way in which settlement rights are afforded to non-EU nationals who come to work in the UK....

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