Two of the professions which have attracted most non-EU nationals – chefs and care workers – are to be removed from the shortage list by 2012 and 2014 respectively.
The UK Border Agency has published key dates for colleges and educational providers which will need to apply for ‘highly trusted’ status.
UK manufacturing activity soared to its fastest for 15 years in March, according to a survey, the BBC reports.
The BBC reports that UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has stepped up his pre-election rhetoric on immigration by telling would-be illegal migrants: “You are not welcome.”
The UK Border Agency reports that owners of the prestigious Rajput Indian restaurant in Harrogate, were found guilty on Friday 26 March, of a conspiracy to traffic their own chefs into the UK and deliberately exploit them for financial gain.
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published its latest report last week, making recommendations based on its third partial review of the shortage occupation lists for the UK and for Scotland.