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Home Office pledges crackdown on illegal workers

In his recent statement the immigration minister, James Brokenshire, pledged  to ‘use the full force of government machinery’ to hit businesses employing illegal migrants and create a “hostile environment” for illegal immigration.


Is your turnover £36m or more? You’ll need a slavery and human trafficking statement

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 creates a new obligation for large commercial organisations which supply goods or services to prepare a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year.


New requirement for Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Tier 1 Investor visa applicants to produce overseas criminal record certificates

As of 1 September 2015, Tier 1 Investor and Tier 1 Entrepreneur entry clearance applicants and their adult dependants will have to produce a criminal record certificate from every country they have lived in continuously for 12 months or more during the previous 10 years.


Duties and responsibilities of sponsor licence holders – non-compliance poses serious risk to licence being revoked by the Home Office

As a general point, the Home Office takes a very strict approach to sponsors’ obligations, which in combination with its wide discretion in interpreting the immigration rules, means that Tier 2 sponsors should be extremely vigilant to ensure that all the Home Office requirements are complied with without any delay.  


Net Migration - Update

David Cameron has announced that the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) will consider new measures to reduce demand for migrant labour from outside the EU.