Monthly Archives: November 2013

Pilot Plan for £3,000 Visa Bonds Scrapped

The pilot plan for the Home Office to introduce £3,000 visa bonds on visitors from countries in Africa and Asia has been scrapped according to a report published today in The Sunday Times. Nick Clegg threatened to block the policy and David Cameron backed off from a full-scale confrontation with the Liberal Democrat leader. The […]

HS2 Gains Momentum

Yesterday the HS2 gained momentum as MPs backed the  High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill with just 17 Conservatives and 11 Labour MPs voting against it. The HS2 is the proposed high speed line to connect London to Birmingham and branch off in a V shape to Leeds and Manchester. There was specualtion in recent weeks that […]