UK Border Agency

Type: Organization
Name: UK Border Agency
First reported 55 mins ago - Updated 55 mins ago - 1 reports

Visa red tape 'harms tech industry'

Tech company says it is losing key skilled staff due to Britain’s stringent visa rules Britain’s stringent visa rules are restricting the growth prospects of some of the country’s most innovative technology companies.London-based Cryogenic, whose equipment ... [Published Telegraph - 55 mins ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Shock costs ruling penalises those helping wronged parents

'McKenzie Friends' now risk severe financial penalties if their case is lost after a ruling by Mrs Justice Ingrid Simler Since Sir James Munby stepped up last year to become head of our family courts, he has been making heroic efforts to restore sanity ... [Published Telegraph - 2 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

David Burrows: Petty rules getting in the way of common sense

Immigration. It has almost become a dirty word. It IS a headline-grabbing word. A political point-scoring word. When a story comes out about immigration, certain newspapers spin it to the point of ridiculousness, while MPs from both sides of the floor ... [Published Shropshire Star - 10 hours ago]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Fresh blow for couple in visa battle over Shropshire return

A couple who thought they could finally return home to look after their sick relatives have been dealt a fresh blow. Broseley-born David Pountney and his wife, Cindy, have been trying to return from America to Broseley due to the failing health of David’s ... [Published Shropshire Star - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Katherine's support for future graduates

Published 15th Apr 2014Successful Teesside University graduate Katherine Hierons will help to support the next generation of students by offering a prestigious prize to a high achiever.Since studying at Teesside, Katherine is maintaining links with the ... [Published Love Middles Brough - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Work in Progress: Progress in reforming the former UK Border Agency

In March 2013, the Home Secretary announced the abolition of the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and the creation of two directorates covering its functions – UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and Immigration Enforcement (IE) – to sit within the Home Office. This ... [Published National Audit Office - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Australia mulls UK-style visa waiver for GCC

Australia may grant Gulf nationals a visa waiver similar to what the UK introduced last year in bid to boost tourism, said a report citing the country's trade and investment minister.“We haven’t made a decision but we’re looking at all the countries that ... [Published Trade Arabia - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Form: Human trafficking victims referral and assessment forms

The National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is a victim identification and support process. It is a framework, which is designed to make it easier for all the different agencies that could be involved in a trafficking case - e.g. police, UK Border Agency, local ... [Published Cabinet Office - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 2 reports

Police make dawn raid on Romanian 'car fraud gang' and seize cash

and BMW from house at centre of £1 million scamTwo arrested as part of the early morning raids in south east LondonMan, 30, arrested on suspicion of fraud and money launderingWoman, 63, arrested on suspicion of possessing fraudulent documentsPolice found ... [Published Mail Online UK - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Former prisons minister: It’s ‘disgraceful’ how the UK Border Agency has handled LGBT asylum cases over the years

Conservative MP Crispin Blunt and Labour MP Pamela Nash have strongly criticised the Home Office over its handling of LGBT asylum cases.Yesterday, during a House of Commons debate on how the UK should promote LGBT rights in Uganda, Ms Nash commented on ... [Published Pink News - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 2 reports

Police swoop on gang in £1m car adverts fraud

Police staged dawn raids on homes across London today against a gang that has allegedly defrauded hundreds of people out of more than £1 million through fake online car adverts.Officers described a house in Greenwich as an “ID factory” for creating fake ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Transparency data: Drug seizures by Border Force in the UK

This data includes the number of seizures made, by drug type, for all drugs controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and the volume of seizures made on the main drug types. The data is broken down to show each UK nation, for example, England, Wales, ... [Published Cabinet Office - Apr 01 2014]

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"This can be extremely complicated for smaller companies, involving hundreds of pages of documentation."
"Customers want to come and see the equipment before they buy it. We’ve had cases where we’ve had to wait six months for a visa. It’s hugely damaging to cash flow to have £250,000 worth of equipment sitting in the factory while we wait for the visa application to go through."
...As John Hemming MP recognises, "if lay advisors are to be threatened with hefty costs merely for helping victims of a miscarriage of justice, then the rulerule of law is under threat" . This ruling appears so flatly to counter Lord Justice Munby’s latest attempt to achieve a fairer balance between lawyers paid by the state and those...
The Prime Minister's own spokesman said the figures underlined "the point at which, in the 2000s, immigration was out of control"

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Open for business? Prove it [Published Telegraph - 55 mins ago]
Visa red tape 'harms tech industry' [Published Telegraph - 55 mins ago]
Shock costs ruling penalises those helping wron... [Published Telegraph - 2 hours ago]
David Burrows: Petty rules getting in the way o... [Published Shropshire Star - 10 hours ago]
Changes to the Immigration Rules come into force [Published Clarkslegal - Apr 18 2014]
Press release: Two men sentenced for fake condo... [Published MHRA - Apr 17 2014]
One life in investigative journalism [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Apr 17 2014]
Fresh blow for couple in visa battle over Shrop... [Published Shropshire Star - Apr 15 2014]
Katherine's support for future graduates [Published Love Middles Brough - Apr 15 2014]
Work in Progress: Progress in reforming the for... [Published National Audit Office - Apr 14 2014]
Don’t ignore complaints, urges Julie Mellor, Pa... [Published Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman - Apr 14 2014]
Australia mulls UK-style visa waiver for GCC [Published Trade Arabia - Apr 14 2014]
Australia mulls visa waiver for Gulf nationals [Published Gulf News - Apr 13 2014]
UK resumes deportation of Zimbabweans [Published Bulawayo24 News - Apr 13 2014]
Major crackdown on FGM to launch in London [Published Children & Young People Now - Apr 11 2014]
Form: Human trafficking victims referral and as... [Published Cabinet Office - Apr 10 2014]
Blind bisexual asylum seeker ‘beaten’ by UK dep... [Published Gay Star News - Apr 10 2014]
UK minister blames Press for fewer Indian students [Published Chandigarh Tribune - Apr 09 2014]
Royal Borough cracks down on rogue private land... [Published Royal Borough of Greenwich - Apr 09 2014]
PSNI Involved In Joint Agency Search Operation [Published 4NI - Apr 09 2014]
Immigrant Romanian And Bulgarian Crime 'Falling... [Published Huffington Post UK - Apr 09 2014]
Meet the Students Blowing the Whistle On Their ... [Published Vice UK - Apr 09 2014]
Global drug-trafficking pair jailed [Published BBC - Apr 08 2014]
Home Office protest to take place over deportat... [Published Pink News - Apr 08 2014]
Weston Coyney drug importer and his wife jailed... [Published The Sentinel - Apr 08 2014]
Stoke-on-Trent couple jailed after importation ... [Published Staffordshire Police - Apr 08 2014]
Communiqué :Mauritian nationals travelling to t... [Published MBC Mauritius - Apr 08 2014]
Rapper wants UK removal 'justice' [Published BBC - Apr 08 2014]
The new Sangatte: More than 500 refugees from w... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Apr 06 2014]
Hope end in sight on Broseley couple’s visa battle [Published Shropshire Star - Apr 04 2014]
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The Daily Mail has put up 'Rudi' as a Roma Romanian representative – let me fill in the gaps about our people, culture and economy After the disappointment of not seeing waves of Romanians arriving in the UK once restrictions were lifted, some tabloids ...
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The prime minister's careless immigration pledge is putting off some of our brightest visitors – and damaging Britain Stupid. Incoherent. Short-sighted. Cack-handed. Intrusive. Counter-productive. One thesaurus is not enough to describe the folly of ...
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Immigration minister Mark Harper has quit for doing just about the stupidest thing an immigration minister could do: employing a cleaner who was working in the country illegally. He wrote to the PM presumably after being approached by a Sunday paper: ...
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