"On care workers specifically, our independent migration advisers have said that immigration is not the sole answer here, which is why we have provided councils with an additional £1.5bn of funding for social care in 2021-22, as well as launching a new recruitment campaign." … [Read more...] about Care workers do not qualify for health visa in new post-Brexit immigration plans
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The document providing further information on the new immigration system said: 'Where the 12-month criminality deportation threshold is not met, a foreign criminal will still be considered for deportation where it is conducive to the public good, including where they have serious or persistent criminality. … [Read more...] about Priti Patel unveils points-based immigration system for the ‘brightest and best’ with a ban on foreign criminals from January 1 – but sparks fury as care workers will NOT be eligible for fast-track health visas despite key coronavirus role
The trade body also argued that post-Brexit freedom of movement should not be curtailed in a way that would put the industry at a “competitive disadvantage” with other countries. About 10% of the UK oil and gas sector is from outside the country, slightly above the national average. … [Read more...] about Hard Brexit would cost us £500m a year, says oil and gas industry
What is the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)? The EHIC covers you in most European countries, just like the NHS does at home. It lets doctors know not to bill you or your insurer for anything that qualifies under the scheme. … [Read more...] about How will Brexit affect European Health Insurance Cards and can I still use my EHIC?
Brexit, at its heart, is a recognition that Britain has become steadily weaker since it spent much of its empire wealth fighting two world wars – too feeble in the years before the 2016 referendum to sustain an exchange rate of $1.60 and €1.40, just as it was too poor to cope with $4 to the pound in the 1950s and $2 to the pound in 1992. … [Read more...] about Britain’s tired old economy isn’t strong enough for Brexit