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  1. Home Office extends bereavement scheme to NHS support staff and social care workers

    The bereavement scheme has been extended to the families and dependants of NHS support staff and social care workers who die as a result of contracting coronavirus (COVID-19).

  2. NHS frontline workers visas extended so they can focus on fighting coronavirus

    Doctors, nurses and paramedics with visas due to expire before 1 October 2020 will have them automatically extended for one year.

  3. Visas extended for those currently unable to return home due to COVID-19

    Leave extended to 31 May for individuals who are currently unable to return home at the end of their visa.

  4. Landmark Immigration Bill to end free movement introduced to Parliament

    The bill will end free movement and give the government full control of UK borders for the first time in four decades.

  5. New Director General appointed to HMPO and UKVI

    Abi Tierney has been appointed as the new Director General of Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) and UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

  6. Home Secretary announces new UK points-based immigration system

    New points-based immigration system will open up the UK to the brightest and the best from around the world.

  7. Boost for UK science with unlimited visa offer to world's brightest and best

    Top scientists to be given fast-tracked entry into the UK.

  8. Global Britain to attract more top scientists with fast tracked entry

    More top scientists and researchers are to be given fast tracked entry to the UK.

  9. Expansion of the shortage of occupation list

    The shortage of occupation list has today been expanded to include a range of skilled occupations, following changes to the Immigration Rules.

  10. PM sets out vision to cement UK as a science superpower

    The world’s top scientists will be encouraged to move to the UK under a shake-up of immigration rules announced by the Prime Minister today.

  11. Home Secretary asks independent migration experts to advise on future salary thresholds

    The Home Secretary Sajid Javid has asked the Migration Advisory Committee to review and advise on salary thresholds for the future immigration system.

  12. Government publishes details of immigration advisory groups

    The Home Office is undertaking a year-long engagement programme around the future skills-based immigration system.

  13. Minister visits Bristol business incubator to discuss immigration

    Caroline Nokes met with entrepreneurs and academics as part of the government’s engagement on the future immigration system.

  14. Home Secretary hears from Scottish businesses on skills-based immigration

    Sajid Javid met business leaders in Aberdeen to listen to their views on the future immigration system.

  15. Update to HASC on Windrush: 19 March 2019

    Letter from Home Secretary Sajid Javid to Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP, Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC).

  16. Update to HASC on Windrush: 17 December 2018

    Letter from Home Secretary Sajid Javid to Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP, Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC).

  17. Update to HASC on Windrush: 12 November 2018

    Letter from Home Secretary Sajid Javid to Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP, Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC).

  18. New UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services centres open

    It will be easier and more convenient to apply for citizenship or to stay in the UK for study or work.

  19. Immigration Rules: Next phase of EU Settlement Scheme confirmed

    The second phase will include staff in the higher education, health and social care sectors.

  20. Update to HASC on Windrush: September 2018

    Letter from Home Secretary Sajid Javid to Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP, Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC).