Monthly Archives: April 2010

Amnesty Proposals Attacked

The issue of immigration turned out to be one of the more significant subjects of the night, even though the majority of points had been covered in the previous week’s debate. In response to the attacks Nick Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, said that his party was “the only party honestly facing up […]

Liberal Democrat Immigration Policy

The Liberal Democrats have said that ‘the UK Immigration system is in chaos after years of incompetent management’ and that the Government has ‘failed to plan properly for new migrants, making it harder for people to integrate’. Unlike the Conservatives the Liberal Democrats do not believe in the idea of an arbitrary cap on immigration […]

Second Leaders Debate tonight at 8pm GMT

UK viewers can catch all of the action on Sky News. International viewers can tune in to C-SPAN (the US political website) which will be streaming the debate live on C-SPAN 3. The result of the General Election will be of major significance to UK Immigration policy. David Cameron has said that if the Conservatives […]

TCS agrees deal with Rolls-Royce

The deal with TCS relates to Rolls-Royce aviation, not Rolls-Royce Motors which separated from the aviation business back in 1973. Under the arrangement TCS will set up an engineering centre in Bangalore to cater exclusively to Rolls Royce design and engineering requirements. No figures relating to the deal were released by either Tata Consultancy Services […]

UK Labour Market Statistics April 2010

Headline Statistics relating to the period December 2009 to February 2010 UK Employment Rate 72.1% (total of 28.82 million people unemployed) UK Unemployment Rate 8% (total of 2.50 million people unemployed Inactivity Rate 21.5% (8.16 million people of working age inactive) Total Pay (Including Bonuses) Increased by 2.3% on the same period last year Regular […]

Online Recruitment Hits 15 Month high

The results show that financial services sectors such as Banking, Finance, Insurance, Accounting, Audit and Tax registered significant increases in online demand however the biggest increases were seen by the Marketing, Public Relations and Media sectors. Geographically, London offered the most opportunities in England with a seven point increase. Other areas of England showed either […]

REC Discusses AWD Implementation With The Government

Implementation of the Agency Workers Directive may be 19 months away (AWD is due for Implementation in October 2011) however many questions have yet to be answered, including how best to calculate the 12 week derogation period, how those operating Contractor Limited Companies will be affected by contracts inside the scope of IR35 and how […]

UKBA Reassure Expired Visa Holders

In a notice on the UKBA website the organisation ask individuals to retain proof of planned travel that would have enabled them to leave the UK before the expiry of the visa. Further information will be provided as the situation develops the UKBA say. If you were due to leave the UK and your visa […]

UK Flights Disrupted by Ash Cloud

Employers sponsoring workers under Tier 2 of the Points Based Scheme (formerly UK Work Permit) are advised to inform the UK Border Agency of any delay to a workers start date via the Sponsor Management System. A report by Sky News says that scientists in Hvolsvollur are trying to monitor whether the intensity of the […]

Leaders Debate: Immigration a Key Topic

Last nights broadcast was historic due to the fact that it was the first time the leaders of the three biggest British political parties debated key policies openly prior to a General Election. The ITV broadcast was the first of three 90 minute face offs, with Sky news and the BBC taking on the remaining […]