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Labour pledge to close loophole allowing migrants to work for lower wages

January 7, 2014

Ed Miliband has promised, if elected, that a Labour government would close a loophole for British businesses, which currently allows them to use cheap labour from abroad. Ed Miliband claims that this loophole exploits cheap foreign labour, whilst making life…

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Restrictions of rights to EEA nationals and their family members

December 13, 2013

It was just over a year ago when rights of EEA Nationals and their non- EEA family members were overhauled. The introduction of derivative right of residence with the aim of limiting rights of third country primary carers and parents...

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Rising Immigration figures despite the Government’s plans to reduce

December 3, 2013

In September, it was reported that there had been a fall in overall net migration in the year ending December 2012 compared to the previous year ending December 2011. The statistics show that in the year ending December 2012, 497,000...

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Changes to Prevention of Illegal Working Guidelines related to EU Accession Workers

November 29, 2013

The UK Border Agency recently published an updated version of its "Full guide for employers on preventing illegal working in the UK." The new version includes updated guidance on employing accession workers legally. Bulgarian and Romanian nationals Bulgaria and Romania…

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Temporary Migrants to pay a œ200 levy per year for NHS treatment

October 24, 2013

On the 3rd of October a report entitled "Quantitative Assessment of Visitor and Migrant use of the NHS in England: Exploring the data" was commissioned by the Department of Health. This report estimated that the cost to the NHS from…

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What does Croatia’s EU membership mean for UK employers?

August 9, 2013

The latest member of the European Economic Area is Croatia, having joined on 1 July 2013. Membership means that Croatians can now enter and live in the EEA; however in the UK their access to the labour market has been...

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COLOMBIA: New immigration statute from June 2013

May 21, 2013

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in Colombia has recently announced that a new immigration statute, "DECRETO 0834" will be implemented in order to modernise and consolidate the existing immigration rules. The new legislation will come into force from the…

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Stonehenge or Hadrian’s Wall? …Could you pass the New Life in the UK Test?

February 4, 2013

In July last year we posted about planned changes to the Life in the UK Test which non-EEA nationals must pass in order to qualify for settlement. Back then, the Government announced; ‘putting our culture and history at the heart...

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Croatia to join EU – Transitional Arrangements will Apply

November 2, 2012

On 18 October 2012 the British Government introduced the European Union (Croatian Accession) Bill to Parliament. The bill includes provisions for transitional access arrangements for Croatian nationals. Croatia is expected to join the European Union (EU) on 1 July 2013,…

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Moving to the Emerald Isle? Our advice for a successful relocation to Northern Ireland

August 20, 2012

The Law Centre (NI) and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission recently updated their comprehensive guide; “Your rights in Northern Ireland--A guide for migrant workers,” which is available in a number of languages. We found this an interesting read, having...

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