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Theresa May Stands Firm On Brexit Plans To Curb Immigration

Following the summer recess, Theresa May’s newly-formed cabinet gathered at her country residence to push ahead with plans to create a roadmap for Brexit. Despite pressure from European leaders to begin the exit process as swiftly as possible, May has … Continue reading

James Brokenshire says UK’s New Immigration System Might Not Be Points-Based

Before the EU referendum decision was made, the Vote Leave Campaigners were pushing for an Australian-style points-based system, which we previously discussed on this blog. After several weeks of continuous political changes, it has never been revealed that the UK’s … Continue reading

New ONS Data Highlights UK Has Experienced Short-Term Migration Spike

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have released an analysis that highlights a large gap between the number of EU migrants registering for National Insurance (NI) numbers and official immigration figures. The research suggests that large amounts of people have … Continue reading

New Data Shows the Majority of EU Citizens Wouldn’t Meet Visa Rules in UK

A new study has been released that shows that three-quarters of EU citizens working in the UK would not meet current visa requirements for non-EU overseas workers following a Brexit. The report, which was conducted by Oxford University’s Migration Observatory … Continue reading

Upper Tribunal Decision Made in TOEIC English Language Test Scam

The Upper Tribunal has ruled that the deportation of over 48,000 students was unlawful, meaning they are now eligible to re-enter the UK and may even be entitled to compensation due to the losses suffered. There is now increasing pressure from … Continue reading

Home Office Plan to House Asylum Seekers in More Parts of Britain

The Home Office have confirmed that it is in talks with a number of local authorities to accept would-be refugees under the national ‘dispersal’ scheme. The scheme, which was introduced in 1999, was set up to manage the increase in … Continue reading

UK Immigration – A Brief Look into London in 2016

The population of London now stands at more than 8.6 million. Not only is this a record in terms of sheer populating numbers, it has also reached its highest figure in terms of diversity. An analysis of official data has revealed … Continue reading

Right To Rent Scheme Full Rollout Announced

This week, James Brokenshire, the UK’s Immigration Minister, announced the full rollout of the Right to Rent scheme. In line with sections 20-37 of the Immigration Act 2014 which contain the specifics of the scheme, heavy restrictions will now be placed … Continue reading

Celebrating Black History Month – Matthew McCarthy

Name: Matthew McCarthy Age: 26 Occupation: Commercial Director Ethnic Background: Mixed race, white & black Caribbean Family Origin: Jamaican mother & English father In what generation did your family come to the UK? My mum moved to the UK from Jamaica in … Continue reading

Celebrating Black History Month – Wesley Williams

Name: Wesley Williams Age: 47 Occupation: Fire Officer/ Station Commander Ethnic Background: Black British Family Origin: Jamaican In what generation did your family come to the UK? Early 1960 Wesley Williams grew up in Dudley where he still lives. He initially … Continue reading

Celebrating Black History Month – Matthew Southall

Name: Matthew Southall Age: 30 Occupation: Fitness & Ecommerce Entrepreneur and Former Sports Agent Ethnic Background: Mixed race – black/white Family Origin: Britain/Nigeria In what generation did your family come to the UK? I don’t know. Fitness entrepreneur Matthew Southall was born in … Continue reading

Celebrating Black History Month – Warren Nettleford

Name: Warren Nettleford Occupation: TV Presenter / Reporter Ethnic Background: Black British Family Origin: Jamaica As part of our Black History Month series, we interview national television presenter and reporter Warren Nettleford about his background, career and family. Warren has graced … Continue reading

Celebrating Black History Month – Jane Southall

Name: Jane Southall Occupation: Employment Law Specialist & Barrister Ethnic Background: British Black Caribbean Family Origin: Jamaica Originally from Bradford, West Yorkshire, Jane Southall is now one of Manchester’s most prominent employment law specialists. She has been specialising in her chosen field … Continue reading

The Immigration Bill 2015-16

The Immigration Bill 2015-16 was laid before Parliament this week and contains a number of proposed changes to the current remit of the Immigration Act, in particular it seeks to expand the powers of officials in more ways than expected. … Continue reading

Job Opportunity: Business Development Manager (BDM)

JOB TITLE:                                Business Development Manager (BDM) RESPONSIBLE TO:                Managing Director RESPONSIBLE FOR: Company context Immigration Advice Service Ltd (IAS) is the UK’s leading immigration expert. Working from 14 offices around the UK, we specialise in a wide range of UK … Continue reading

Government Defeated In Court Of Appeal Decision On Detained Fast Track Appeals

The Court of Appeal recently dismissed an appeal made by the Lord Chancellor that questioned the High Court ruling relating to the process for Detained Fast Track Appeals in asylum cases. The High Court ruling that the Lord Chancellor was … Continue reading

Rule 34BB Added To The Immigration Rules From 6th Of April 2015

A change has been made to the Immigration Rules which may affect those applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain. The addition of a new Rule – Rule 34BB – states that applicants applying to remain in the UK will now … Continue reading

The ICO Orders the Release of Reports Into Immigration Detention Centres

Following a 10 month long battle, The Home Office has now been instructed by the Information Commissioner’s Office to release reports about the running of immigration detention centres. These reports, which experts fear may be damaging to the reputations of … Continue reading

New Changes To Marriage And Civil Partnership Regulations

Changes to marriage and civil partnership regulations On the 2nd March 2015, changes were made to the notice period of marriage or civil partnerships in the UK. The UK has, unfortunately, seen many sham marriages and civil partnerships throughout the … Continue reading

Job Opportunity: Finance Officer at Immigration Advice Services. Closing date 16th September 2014

IMMIGRATION ADVICE SERVICE JOB TITLE: FINANCE OFFICER  RESPONSIBLE TO: Assistant Accountant RESPONSIBLE FOR: No line management responsibilities Overall Purpose of the Job To manage the purchase ledger – invoices, credit notes, expense forms, payments, reconciliations To enter all payments on … Continue reading

Level 2 Caseworker Vacancy – Manchester / Sheffield – immediate start

Level LAA Accredited 2 Caseworkers – Manchester and Sheffield IAS is looking for experienced LAA accredited caseworkers for immediate start at its Manchester and Sheffield offices. This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the fastest growing, innovative and … Continue reading

Supervisor Accreditation Training – 15 June 2013 – Book Now!

Supervisor Accreditation Training – 15 June 2013 – Book Now The Immigration Advice Service is pleased to be offering Supervisor’s accreditation training.   This course is for those who want to become supervisors under the Legal Aid Specialist Quality Mark, particularly … Continue reading

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