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Report of the Home Affairs Select Committee into Immigration skills shortages

The Home Affairs Select Committee has carried out a review into immigration skills shortages, international students, their ability to stay on to work after they have finished their studies and the balance between training a UK workforce and importing skills.


Net migration to the UK hits record high of 336,000 

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that net migration to the UK hit a record high of 336,000 for the 12 months ending in June 2015.


European Court of Justice has declared Safe Harbor invalid

On 6 October 2015 the European Court of Justice issued a judgement in favour of a private individual Mr Schrems, against Facebook, declaring as inadequate the protection provided by the US safe harbour privacy principles.


Nurses added to Government’s Shortage Occupation List

Nurses have been added to the Government’s Shortage Occupation List as an interim measure and therefore it is much simpler for nurses who are non-EU nationals to come to work in the UK.


Tech Nation Visa Scheme to be introduced in November 2015

Tech City UK has recently unveiled the Tech Nation Visa Scheme to bring more flexibility to the Tier 1 Exceptional talent visa route and attract more world class digital talent to the UK.