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Agency operation seizes four tonnes of cannabis

Four men appeared before Brighton Magistrates to face charges with the importation of controlled drugs and were remanded in custody. David Smith, UK Border Agency regional deputy director, said: The UK Border Agency\’s fleet of cutters play a vital role in securing the border. They are on constant alert around the UK coastline to keep […]

Government proposes tougher English language test for family migration

Under rules implemented in 1997 spouses must demonstrate that they can ‘understand everyday English’ before they are allowed to apply for permanent settlement. This is tested through a computer-based ‘Life in the UK’ test which the government claims corresponds to the level B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). CEFR provides a basis […]

New Payment Method For Premium Appointments in Glasgow and Cardiff

From July 25th the UK Boarder Agency (UKBA) are changing payment arrangements for customers using their premium same-day at Glasgow and Cardiff public enquiry offices. No longer will there be cashiers to receive in those locations. If you are attending an appointment in Glasgow or Cardiff, there will be 3 ways that you can pay […]

UK opens its doors for exceptional talent

Aiming to remain a competitive force around the world the government has decided to encourage exceptionally talented leaders from science, humanities, engineering and the arts fields to come to the UK in order to maintain excellence. A new Tier 1 category- Exceptional Talent- will open on 9 August 2011 available to those who have been […]

UK Board Agency appoints new CEO

Rob Whiteman has lead the local Government\’s response to central Government\’s agenda for greater self-regulation and improvement. Working across Whitehall, he has supported policy discussions between the new coalition Government and local Government. The appointment has been approved by the Prime Minster and Home Secretary where Mr Whiteman will succeed Jonathan Sedgwick, the interim CEO […]

Family Migration consultation launched by the UK Government

Immigration minister Damian Green said: “This consultation is about better family migration – better for migrants, communities, and the UK as a whole. We welcome those who want to make a life here with their family, but too often in the past the family route has been abused as a means to bypass our immigration […]

Changes to the new list of English language test and providers

Changes to the updated list include: • New acceptable test certificates for business language testing service (BULATS); • Clarification that we accept the test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) ibt test (internet based test); and • New test scores for tests conducted by Pearson. Commonwealth Contractors At Commonwealth Contractors we partner with OISC […]

New version of BR1 application form and policy guidance

The form should be used by Bulgarian or Romanian nationals who want to apply for authorisation to work in the UK. The new versions have been published to clarify the types of documentary evidence required for self-employed persons and students. A new requirement has been included to provide evidence of having comprehensive sickness insurance. The […]

Proposals to re-classify visas as either temporary or permanent

Mr Green said: “The proposals I am making today are aimed at breaking the link between temporary and permanent migration. Settlement has become almost automatic for those who choose to stay. This needs to change. The immigration system has got to be made to work properly. We want the brightest and best workers to come […]

Gap between Public & Private Sector Pay Widening

A Director of Policy Exchange, Neil O’Brian, said that \”Public sector pay has got hugely out of control. There is pressure on budgets like never before because of the deficit. If the unions want to preserve their members\’ jobs they have to realise that pay is an issue which will have to be looked at.\” […]