Immigration

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Migrant families to Scotland could be better supported by series of changes to UK government immigration rules, an independent expert group has said. The Expert Advisory Group (EAG) on Migration and Population has set out 10 proposals to encourage and support families moving to Scotland.

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Immigration is in the news a lot right now, mostly stories about the UK government’s plans to reform the asylum system in response to small boats arriving on the English South Coast, writes Kelly Hardman. The government line is that they want to welcome refugees but expect them to enter t

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Organisations and community groups working to support refugees in Scotland will share £2.8 million through a new grant scheme. In total, 56 projects will receive funding to deliver initiatives designed to help new Scots settle in their adopted communities by promoting employability, education,

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Thorntons' Gurjit Pall has urged Scottish businesses to apply for a Home Office sponsor licence as the Brexit transition period draws to a close – to ensure they can still access the best overseas talent. “With the new rules looming, employers should consider applying for a sponsor

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Legislation providing for the introduction of a points-based UK immigration system after Brexit has passed second reading in the House of Commons. The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2020, supported by the Democratic Unionist Party, was passed by 351-252.

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In light of the police-enforced lockdown and other social distancing measures, employers face a new challenge in ensuring they comply with their responsibilities whilst trying to maintain business continuity, writes Gurjit Pall. New measures are now detailed in the Home Office’s guidance to ma

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As the UK starts to grapple with the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Home Office has been quick off the mark to make a number of concessions aimed at assisting UK visa holders impacted by the spread of the virus and the associated disruption, writes Jamie Kerr. The first significant sign t

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