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Freelancers Left Out of Immigration Rules

Freelancers hoping to stay in or migrate to the UK are effectively being told not to bother, as the new immigration rules starves them out. The new policy paper, published last week, states: “We will not be creating a dedicated route for self...

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Austerity Stalls Life Expectancy for First Time in 100 Years

A landmark review by Professor Michael Marmot reveals that a decade of austerity has aggravated health inequalities, leading to life expectancy stalling for the first time in a century – and even reversing for the most deprived women. In 2010...

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Should the BBC Legitimise Hate Speech?

The BBC is being criticised for “giving racists a platform” after allowing a former National Front candidate to call for “completely” closed borders on its BBC Question Time show.  The audience member went on to claim that the UK has been...

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The New Immigration System Ignores the Needs of Rural Areas

Last Wednesday (19th of February), the government put forward their proposals for a new immigration system. In the words of a Home Office spokesperson, the plans are aimed at bringing in the ‘brightest and best’ from around the globe- a reference to...

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Why Does Serco Continue to be Forgiven?

Outsourcing firm Serco will take responsibility for two Gatwick immigration removal centres (IRCs), despite being disgraced for their inhumane treatment of migrants worldwide. As of May 21 2020, Serco will be responsible for Brook House and Tinsley...

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Response to Government Announcement on Immigration

Matthew Davies, partner and Head of Business Immigration at Midlands law firm Wright Hassall, responds to the Government’s announcement of post-Brexit immigration changes which ends free movement and brings EEA nationals within a “new”...