Latest Immigration News
- Press release: 5,000 refugees arrive since Syrian scheme expanded
More than 5,000 Syrian refugees have been resettled in the UK under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement (VPR) scheme since October 2015, new figures reveal today (Thursday 23 February).
- News story: Changes to the Immigration Rules
The Home Office is making changes to the Immigration Rules affecting a number of categories.
- News story: Unaccompanied minors arrive in UK ahead of Calais camp clearance
A group of unaccompanied children have been transferred from Calais to the UK today (17 October).
- News story: Sarah Rapson to leave Home Office
Director General of UK Visas & Immigration departs after more than 11 years at the Home Office.
- News story: New digital visa application service now available worldwide
The global roll out of the Home Office’s Access UK visit visa service is now complete.
- News story: Statement: the status of EU nationals in the UK
There has been no change to the rights and status of EU nationals* in the UK, and UK nationals in the EU, as a result of the referendum.
- News story: Government launches National Transfer Scheme for migrant children
The new scheme will encourage all local authorities to care for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.
- News story: Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates benefit from new electronic visa waiver (EVW)
New EVW version introduced on 23 May 2016 for passport holders from Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates travelling to the UK.
- News story: Home Office announces Inspector of Borders and Immigration contract extension
The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Bolt, has had his contract extended by 3 years, the Home Secretary announced today (26 May).
- News story: Immigration Bill receives Royal Assent
The Immigration Bill has completed its passage through Parliament to become law.
Latest Family Law News
- 7th World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights
4 to 7 June 2017
- Three in five people think that civil partnerships should be available to all
Populus survey suggests popular support for extension of civil partnership
- Progress of Family Law Bills halted by prorogation of Parliament
Children and Social Work Bill awaits Royal Assent
- Almost 9 out of 10 cases with CSA liability have started the case closure process
18% of cases where liability has ended have applied to 2012 Child Maintenance Service
- Three new reports describe experiences of child sexual abuse victims
Children’s Commissioner’s report examines children’s experiences of the justice system
- High degree of variation in adoption decision-making across country
Number of approved adopters has almost halved in last three years
- Pinball kids: report highlights difficulties for children ‘bouncing around’ the care system
One in ten children in care experience two or more changes in placement
- Joint targeted area inspections announced to protect children at risk of neglect
New framework and guidance published
- No fault divorce : Updated House of Commons briefing published
- New private law cases received by Cafcass in March 2017 up 16% on a year ago
3,907 cases received
Latest Employment News
- Acas statement on EHRC's Working Forward campaign success
- Acas publishes new guidance to help understand gig economy working and employment status rights
- Acas responds to Government consultation on disabled people in the workplace
- Acas statement on tube talks
- Acas and GEO launch new guidance on gender pay reporting to help 8,000 large businesses
- Acas response to Government committee report on workplace dress codes
- Acas Chair Sir Brendan Barber's response to the Government's Industrial Strategy
- Acas supports new Government campaign on National Minimum Wage
- Sir Brendan Barber predicts Brexit, gender pay, gig working, industrial disputes & the Trade Union Act will be key workplace issues in 2017
- Southern rail dispute update