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Weekly UK Immigration News Round up 24 October 2010 | Immigration Matters

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Tier 1 Visa October limit is reached for overseas applications say UKBA

The UK Border agency has announced that the October limit for Tier 1 applications from abroad has already been reached.

CMI’s response to UK Chancellor’s Spending Review

Following the announcements unveiled today in the Comprehensive Spending Review, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has welcomed the Chancellor’s focus on skills and the education as a route towards economic growth.

UK Border Agency can seize your cash

Last week UK Border Agency officers seized approximately £27,000 in cash from a British man as he was leaving the country at London City Airport

There’s no place like home says OFW

An interesting viewpoint from Frederick Arceo, an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) working in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi prince guilty of murdering servant in a London hotel

A Saudi prince has been found guilty of murdering his servant at a hotel in central London, the BBC reports.

Tamils heading for Canada

The federal government is aware of a second group of Sri Lankans preparing to embark for Canada, QMI Agency has learned.

UK Immigration cap bad for UK business, say government advisors

The Government’s immigration cap is facing fresh pressure after evidence from one of its own business advisory committees shows the damage it is doing to UK businesses, the Telegraph reports. The evidence reveals that one leading City law firm has been set a cap that is lower than the number of people it needs to hire from outside Europe. The firm says that the employees from Japan and the US are vital if it is to maintain its global competitive edge.

UK Immigration Cap could damage higher education

The combination of an immigration cap, budget cuts and tuition fees rise will present a major challenge to the University sector. A large number of Universities are dependent on overseas students, which worth some £8 billion to the UK economy according to Home Office figures.

New biometric residence permits for highly skilled and temporary workers

The UK Border Agency has announced that regulations have been laid before Parliament which will require more migrants to apply for biometric residence permits if they want to extend their stay in the UK.

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