Salmond sets out plans for immigration in an independent Scotland

Alex Salmond has signalled Scotland would pursue a very different immigration policy from the UK, if the country becomes independent.

New rules on immigration checks will be trialled in the West Midlands

Controversial new rules which will require private landlords to check the immigration status of prospective tenants will be piloted in December, the Government has confirmed.

UK could copy German policy to crack down on “welfare tourism”

Prime Minister David Cameron has faced calls to follow Germany’s example and impose stricter rules on migrant benefits. 

Far fewer workers come to Britain than expected

The number of Romanians and Bulgarians coming to work in Britain saw a slight increase in the second quarter of 2014.

Clegg calls for new immigration measures

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has called for more stringent control on immigrants coming to Britain from new EU states.

Landlords will be expected to check tenants’ immigration status

Landlords are being told to prepare for changes that will take effect in just a few months’ time, requiring them to check their prospective tenants are living in the UK legally.

Sham marriage problem “spiralling out of control”

Thousands of immigrants could be entering the country every year through sham marriages, MPs have revealed.

Home Office uses medical records to track down immigrants

NHS records of almost 7000 people were handed to the Home Office to help them track down illegal immigrants, it has emerged.

Minimum income requirements foreign spouses and partners of persons settled in Britain

Late last week the UK’s Court of Appeal delivered its long awaited judgment in MM v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 985.  The case concerned the UK Home Office’s decision to introduce a minimum income … Continue reading

Government to act over visa scam fears

Organised crime gangs are believed to have been involved in a new scam involving potentially thousands of bogus visa applications.

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