In March this year, the government announced its response to two reviews of Tier 2 undertaken by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) in 2015.
At the time of its response, the government said the changes would come into effect in two stages, in autumn 2016 and in April 2017.
Following recent discussions with the Home Office, we understand that the government is working to an implementation date of Thursday 6th October 2016 for the autumn changes.
We understand that the two largest changes will be the closure to new applications of the Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Skills Transfer route and the introduction of the Immigration Health Surcharge for the Tier 2 (ICT) route.
We must stress that presently the date is yet to be confirmed by the Home Office, but we will of course endeavour to keep you as up to date as possible.
The Rogue Landlord and Agent Checker has been launched that will allow tenants to check landlords and agents before they sign a tenancy agreement.
The checker, from the Mayor of London, lists those landlords and lettings agents who have been successfully prosecuted or have faced civil enforcement action for housing offences, along with details of the offences and the properties to which they relate.
At the moment, 10 of the 32 London councils have published data (equivalent to 25% of renters), with another 8 councils to submit data in the coming weeks.
Private Rental Prices Still Increasing in England, Scotland and Wales
Rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) increased by 1.4% in the 12 months to November 2017.
Rental prices for Great Britain excluding London increased by 1.8% in the 12 months to November 2017.
Rental prices for London increased by 0.6% in the 12 months to November 2017. This is the lowest annual increase in London since October 2010.
UAE-based corporate hospitality company blueground said work has been completed on 150 of its fully-furnished rental apartments located in some of the most popular areas of Dubai and the units are now ready for occupation.
A major player in Dubai, blueground leases and upgrades high-quality properties in the most sought-after locations, and subsequently rents them out to business travelers for mid-to-long term duration.
You may have read last week that Celsium Global Mobility Solutions has been acquired by Brunel International N.V., a leading global workforce mobilisation company headquartered in the Netherlands. If you haven't heard this exciting news, you can catch up here.
As part of the acquisition, Celsium Global Mobility Solutions has been rebranded as Celsium Powered by Brunel and we have relocated to new offices based in the heart of Birmingham's city centre business district.
We are delighted to announce Celsium’s acquisition by Brunel International N.V., a leading global workforce mobilisation company headquartered in the Netherlands. Celsium extends Brunel’s global mobility capabilities and brings further expertise for continued innovation in the staffing and employee mobility markets.
We are delighted to announce that Celsium has won the ‘Newcomer of the Year’ category in the City of Birmingham Business Awards 2017.
The inaugural City of Birmingham Business Awards, which was held to celebrate outstanding individual and corporate success throughout the region, was hosted by Downtown in Business. The gala awards dinner, presented by Heart FM’s Ed James and Downtown’s founder and chief executive
Oman’s government is planning to develop a new airport in the Musandam region as part of its efforts to boost the transport infrastructure in the Sultanate.
This will be the country's sixth airport, in addition to Muscat, Salalah, Sohar, Duqm and Khasab, according to Times Of Oman.
One in three tech companies in London have seen talks with potential international hires fall through due to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.
According to a survey from industry body Tech London Advocates, nearly two-thirds of London’s tech entrepreneurs believe Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has already damaged the international reputation of the city’s tech sector, although they still said it was the best place for start ups.
In July 2017, the Government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to advise on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the European Union and also on how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy.
The areas outlined below provide a general indication of the information the MAC is reviewing:
Part 1 - EEA Migration Trends
Part 2 - Recruitment Practices, Training & Skills
Part 3 - Economic, Social and Fiscal Impacts
The inaugural City of Birmingham Business Awards, known as #COBBA17, is held to celebrate outstanding individual and corporate success throughout the region and will be hosted by Downtown in Business on the evening of Thursday 9th November at Edgbaston Stadium.