Tier 2: is it Brexit ready? – Free Movement

‘Everything about the UK work permit system is designed to disincentivise employers importing migrant labour from outside of the EU.’

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Free Movement, 12th June 2017

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Gangmasters agree to pay more than £1m to settle modern slavery claim – The Guardian

‘A Kent-based gangmaster couple have agreed to a landmark settlement worth more than £1m in compensation and legal costs for a group of migrants who were trafficked to work on farms producing eggs for high street brands.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2016

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Four guilty of hijacking migrant workers’ bank accounts – The Guardian

‘Three men and a woman convicted of laundering criminally acquired money in Cambridgeshire after trial over offences relating to exploitation of workers.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2016

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Migrant domestic workers – race discrimination and post-employment victimisation – No. 5 Chambers

“Onu v Akwiwu and others, UKEAT/0283/12/RN, UKEAT/0022/12/RN raises some interesting legal issues in a context where the need for justice may lead to an extension of the concept of race discrimination.”

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No. 5 Chambers, 6th June 2013

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Home Office announces changes to the Immigration Rules for skilled migrants from April – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 8th, 2013 in immigration, migrant workers, news, regulations by tracey

“Changes to the Immigration Rules applying to skilled migrant workers coming to
the UK from outside of the European Economic Area will take effect from April,
the Home Office has announced.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th March 2013

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Salgado González v Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad Social (INSS) and another – WLR Daily

Posted February 26th, 2013 in EC law, law reports, migrant workers, pensions, social services by sally

Salgado González v Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad Social (INSS) and another (Case C-282/11); [2013] WLR (D) 80

“Article 48FEU of the FEU Treaty and articles 3, 46(2)(a) and 47(1)(a) of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 of 14 June 1971 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, to self-employed persons and to members of their families moving within the Community (as amended), precluded legislation of a member state under which the theoretical amount of the retirement pension of a self-employed worker, migrant or non-migrant, was invariably calculated on contribution bases paid by that worker over a fixed reference period preceding the payment of his last contribution in that member state, to which a fixed divisor was applied, when it was impossible for either the duration of that period or the divisor to be adapted so as to take account of the fact that the worker concerned had exercised his right to freedom of movement.”

WLR Daily, 21st February 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Szpak v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – WLR Daily

Posted February 21st, 2013 in appeals, immigration, law reports, migrant workers, news, social security by sally

Szpak v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2013] EWCA Civ 46; [2013] WLR (D) 58

“Where a foreign national working in the United Kingdom applied late to be registered under the Accession (Immigration and Worker Registration) Regulations 2004 and his worker registration certificate was issued three months after commencing employment and covering only nine months of employment the certificate did not have retrospective effect so as to qualify him, under regulation 2(4), to claim the benefit as ‘legally working’ in the United Kingdom for 12 months for an ‘authorised employer’.”

WLR Daily, 13th February 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Gülbahce v Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg – WLR Daily

Posted November 12th, 2012 in cohabitation, EC law, law reports, migrant workers, retrospectivity by sally

Gülbahce v Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg (Case C-268/11); [2012] WLR (D) 313

“The first indent of article 6(1) of Decision No 1/80 of the EEC-Turkey Association Council precluded the competent national authorities from withdrawing the residence permit of a Turkish worker with retroactive effect from the point in time at which there was no longer compliance with the ground on the basis of which his residence permit had been issued under national law if there was no question of fraudulent conduct on the part of that worker and that withdrawal occurred after the completion of the period of one year of legal employment provided for in the first indent of article 6(1).”

WLR Daily, 8th November 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Skilled migrants to lose right to settle in UK – The Guardian

Posted February 29th, 2012 in immigration, migrant workers, news, universities by tracey

“More than 40,000 skilled migrants a year are to lose their right to work beyond five years in Britain, in a move towards creating a temporary ‘guestworker’ migrant labour force in the UK. The home secretary, Theresa May, will tell MPs on Wednesday that she is breaking the link between migration and settlement for the first time, by taking away the right to remain in Britain for more than five years from any migrant worker earning less than £35,000 a year.”

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The Guardian, 29th February 2012

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Views on settlement for non-EU workers needed – Home Office

Posted June 13th, 2011 in consultations, immigration, migrant workers, news, visas by tracey

“Migrants coming to work on temporary visas will no longer be able to apply for permanent settlement, under proposals announced today. The current system has meant that almost anyone who has been working in the UK for five years is eligible to apply to stay permanently. Launching a public consultation on reforms to the work routes leading to settlement today, the immigration minister also set out plans to re-classify visas as either ‘temporary’ or ‘permanent’ and introduce stricter criteria for those who want to stay.”

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Home Office, 9th June 2011

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Clampdown on migrant chefs could force takeaways to shut up shop – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2011 in food, migrant workers, news, recruitment by sally

“The future of those traditional staples of British cuisine, Indian and Chinese takeaways, have been thrown into doubt by new Home Office restrictions on the overseas recruitment of skilled migrants. The immigration minister, Damian Green, has decided to halt the recruitment from overseas of migrant chefs from outside Europe to work in any establishment that provides a takeaway service.”

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The Guardian, 13th March 2011

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Migrant builder took home £8.80 for a week – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2008 in migrant workers, news, remuneration by sally

“Eastern European migrants working on the construction of a £600m NHS hospital have been taking home as little as £8.80 for a 39-hour week, the Guardian has learned, in what has been described by union bosses as one of the worst instances of employee abuse in the building sector since EU enlargement.”

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The Guardian, 30th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk