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Weekly UK Immigration News Round up 20 March 2011 | Immigration Matters

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Foreign debtors to be banned from re-entering UK

The NHS and Health bodies will have to take the details of patients from outside Europe and pass them to immigration services to ensure they pay their bills.

Bahrain says foreign workers are safe

ABS CBN in Manila, Philippines reports that the government of Bahrain has vowed to protect all its foreign workers, including Filipinos, following increased political conflict in the Middle Eastern nation

Cross party MPs warn student visa proposals could ‘cripple’ sector, BBC reports

A cross-party group of MPs has heavily criticised the government’s proposals to reduce the number of international students entering the UK. The Home Affairs select committee strongly recommended the government abandon plans to raise the level of English required to gain a visa.

UKBA criticised over foreign workers in UK illegally

A critical report published this week reveals that at least 181,000 foreign workers and other migrants could be in the country illegally because of failings in the supposedly tough points-based system, the Telegraph reports.

UK Government announces new measures to attract entrepreneurs and investors

Foreign entrepreneurs and investors are being given an extra incentive to come to the UK under new visa rules announced by the UK Border Agency today, which will reward those who contribute to economic growth.

Tesco supermarket chain recruits store managers from Slovakia after British workers shun jobs

In a week when the Home Office has slashed the number of jobs on the shortage occupations list to reduce overseas workers, the Daily Mail reveals that Tesco is recruiting staff for its UK stores from Slovakia after bosses claimed no suitable British candidates were available.

8 occupations removed from UK shortage occupation list

The UK government announced this week that it will remove 8 occupations from the points-based system’s shortage occupation list.

Overseas Senior Carers and thousands of residents of Southern Cross Healthcare homes face uncertain future

The many hundreds Senior Care Workers, from countries such as The Philippines and India, employed by Southern Cross on Work Permits will now face new worries about their fate and status in the UK.

Worker Registration Scheme to close

In practice there is little to stop a Polish or Latvian citizen from taking a job without registering and many employers are unaware of the WRS and do not even know the difference between A8 and Bulgarian and Romanian EU members who do not enjoy the same rights.

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  1. i want to ask about certificate of approval for uk mariage.when it will be finish?

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