Visas/Work Permits


November 2014 - October 2014

Higher Education is in the rudest of health, so why suggest otherwise?

By Sir Andrew Green Chairman of Migration Watch UKConservativehome Blog,  22 November, 2014  The…

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International Students in the UK – the facts of the case

1. There is no limit to the number of genuine international students who can come to the UK to study. An unl…

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Britain is Open for Business

1. Despite the government’s substantial range of measures to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands…

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Response to The Times Article ‘Drop in overseas students blamed on migrant rules’

On Friday 26 September The Times ran a story with the headline ‘Drop in overseas students blamed on migran…

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July 2014 - March 2014

The impact of immigration controls on skilled migrants

There is no evidence of a negative impact of immigration controls on the availability of skilled migrants.&#…

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International Students – A Guide to Visa Conditions across the English Speaking World

In 2012 the Home Secretary announced her plans to tighten some aspects of the student visa system, mainly be…

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ICT Visas and the Immigration Figures Are the Home Office fiddling the figures?

Last week there were press reports that the government was going to ‘massage’ the immigration figures by…

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Immigrants have cost the tax payer over £140 billion since 1995

Recent immigrants from 2001 to 2011 might have cost over £25 bn. Migration Watch UK today issued a new asse…

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The Story of Net Migration – 1975-2013

In a major blow to one of the government’s flagship commitments, the latest data shows that net migration …

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February 2014 - September 2013

Press Comment on BBC Panorama Programme on Student Visa Scandal

Commenting on the BBC Panorama programme on student visas, Alp Mehmet Vice Chairman of Migration Watch UK sa…

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There are reports in today’s newspapers of fraud on an industrial scale by which applicants for student vi…

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Lib Dem immigration policy “vacuous”

Last night on the BBC2 programme “The truth about immigration”, Vince Cable was dismissive of the govern…

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Britain is Open for Business – October 2013

Summary 1. Despite the government’s substantial range of measures to reduce net migration to the tens of t…

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Press Comment on the end of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme

12 September, 2013 Welcoming the Government’s decision to bring to an end the Seasonal Agricultural Worker…

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July 2013 - May 2013

Comment on the Office for Budgetary Responsibility report

Commenting on the report released by the Office for Budgetary Responsibility, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of …

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New Report shows Britain is ‘Open for Business’

Britain’s immigration system is remarkably business friendly, contrary to the stories put out by some of t…

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