No Immigration Bill in Queen’s Speech

Earlier this week, the Queen gave her annual speech which outlines planned legislation for the government to pass into law during the next twelve months; and despite many predictions, there was no mention of an Immigration Bill.

Leading up-to the Queen’s Speech, there was increased talk surrounding immigration and net migration to the UK, as official figures revealed that net migration levels are still too high to meet a target set by the government four years ago.

It has been widely expected that the Speech would include an Immigration Bill which would include measures to discourage UK businesses from employing illegal workers, as well as measures to “block Europeans from poor countries coming to the UK for work”.

However, the Bill was not included in the speech, although the debate surrounding immigration to the UK has continued, with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation stating any future debate on UK immigration must address the filling of the skills gap.

Whilst the debate surrounding UK immigration and net migration numbers continues to rumble on, for those who have experiencing difficulties with their visas; asylum applications, are facing deportation or have other legal concerns surrounding their immigration, our experience immigration solicitors in London can assist.

At Howe+Co, as leading specialists in all areas of Immigration law for over 20 years, we have a large team of accredited and highly experienced immigration lawyers who are able to assist in a range of business and work visa matters – whilst we also have extensive experience of appearing at immigration tribunals, ensuring the best outcome for our clients.

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