Tags: Non UK Workers

Increase in migrants calls cap into question

Recent figures published from the ONS Migration Statistics Quarterly Report, shows that net migration increased to 242,000 in the three months to September 2010, a rise of almost 50% compared with the previous year, evidence that the temporary cap will do little to reduce net migration to the level the Government has promised Gerwyn Davies,…

According to brewer SABMiller’s European Beer Drinkers Survey, British bosses are the most generous in Europe when it comes to socialising with staff after work. While French managers say ‘non’ to staff drinks, British bosses like to take their team to the pub and pay for post-work pints. British businessmen and women boost morale the…

The CIPD and KPMG today release the migrant worker findings from their quarterly Labour Market Outlook survey, a week ahead of the ONS Migration Statistics Quarterly Report. The findings from the Labour Market Outlook survey show that the recession has not dampened employers’ enthusiasm for hiring migrant workers. Around one in five (19%) employers recruited…

Two immigration offenders have been caught working illegally at Wasabisabi in Sheffield last week following a crackdown on rogue employers. Officers from the UK Border Agency targeted Wasabisabi, 227a London Road in Sheffield in an intelligence led operation shortly after 1730 on Tuesday 26 January. They found two Chinese males, aged 24 and 42, working…

An influx of migrant workers has had an effect on the wages of the UK’s lowest paid workers, a new report has revealed. According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, over the past six years, some 1.5 million eastern Europeans have arrived in the UK, with the report, written by the Migration Policy Institute,…

The Equality & Human Rights Commission has published the first comprehensive report looking at the skills and employment patterns of Britain’s eastern European migrants. The UK’s New Europeans Report found that these migrants were primarily working in low skilled, low paid employment. Despite having higher education attainment levels than local employees, eastern Europeans earned on…

The government has responded to a claim by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies that the Tier 2 (Intra company transfer) category of the points-based system is providing a loophole for Indian IT companies to bring foreign workers into the UK. Under an intra-company transfer, an employer can fill vacancies in its UK operations by…

Eight Israeli illegal workers have been removed from the UK after they were caught selling hair and beauty products to Christmas shoppers at Cribbs Causeway. We will not turn a blind eye to foreign nationals working in the UK without permission. Jane Farleigh, Wales and the South West Regional Director, UK Border Agency   Acting…

HRreview has compiled a selection of interesting videos focussed on emplying and vetting non-UK nationals, including:
The Point’s Based System: A comprehensive guide to the UK’s new system for those wanting to live and work in the UK
The UK Boarder Agency: the new UK Border Agency is working to strengthen the country’s borders, overseeing immigration, customs and citizenship.

Changes to UK employment law which introduced a tough Australian-style points system for foreign workers have been hailed an early success. The Home Office revealed that 4,875 firms have so far registered as sponsors with the scheme, which aims to ensure only skilled migrant workers who meet the country’s specific needs are allowed to enter.…

Adjusting the recruitment process to migrant workers, a case study by David Price, Director of Anglo-Polish. Anglo-Polish is one of the UK’s fastest growing recruitment companies, specialising in placing Polish workers into the construction and demolition sectors.