Immigration

Relocating staff in a time of crisis

War, unrest, political tensions, repression and corruption present global businesses and their employees with myriad issues including urgent relocations, sorting out visas and dealing with complex...

Legal-ease: 2022 visas will help reduce skills drought

The government has created new visa schemes intended to draw talented workers to these shores, so who can take advantage of them and what are the employer requirements? 

Is the UK's confused visa system in need of reform?

A ragbag approach to skills shortages and hard-to-shift government bias over the intentions of migrants is preventing employers making the most of potential talent, finds Peter Crush.

Digital right to work checks to be introduced from April

After a successful trial of digital right to work (RTW) checks during the pandemic, the UK government has committed to make the move permanent, starting 6 April 2022.

Labour market stays strong, but concerns rise over growing inactivity

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Force Survey data for August to October this year shows that the labour market remains tight as employment increased and unemployment decreased over the...

New visas announced to address labour shortages

With the public furore growing as quickly as the petrol pumps dried up, the government has been quick to act in response to the shortage of HGV drivers that has crippled the UK. It has been announced...

Immigration rules must change to ease worker crisis

The UK points-based immigration system, effective from 1 January this year, must change to ease worker crisis, a new report urges.

Hospitality jobs prove most difficult to fill post pandemic

Vacancies at hospitality businesses are more than twice as difficult to fill than other industries, with travel restrictions to the UK cited as a major hindrance. 

What HR needs to know about Brexit right to work checks from 1 July

Brexit has changed a lot in the world of work. Companies exporting goods to the EU need to meet Rules of Origin requirements, to avoid costly tariffs. But for HR professionals, the most significant...

General election: Immigration policies pose challenges for employers

As parties lay out their immigration plans ahead of the general election on 12 December, employers must prepare now if they want to retain a diverse workforce

Non-UK staff feel less accepted since Brexit

?Almost one in 10 (8%) non-native workers in the UK have left a job because they felt they didn’t fit in, according to Jobsite