A leading figure in Germany’s ruling Social Democratic party (SPD) has called for far closer links between the UK and the European Union, amid rising concerns the Brexit divide is harming efforts to solve international crises, including mass migration.
Rishi Sunak faces an impossible conundrum and it’s of the Conservatives' own making. / The EU is introducing a raft of new measures to lure skilled workers from outside its borders, increasing competition with the UK for vital personnel – just as the British government commits to drastically reducing migration.
The government's Illegal Migration Act is facing a court challenge from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) on the ground that it breaches the Windsor Framework.
The immigration minister said Brexit has ‘led to more people coming into the country legally in very large numbers. And that’s why we have to do something about that’.
The gangs running small boats into the UK have ‘never had it so good’ – and Brexit has played a large part. People smugglers claim Brexit ‘has played into their hands’.
From queues in Dover to rising food prices, Brexit has been blamed for a number of things impacting families. But it has given us Rishi Sunak's 'Brexit pub guarantee' - here we look at the good, the bad and the ugly consequences.
World-renowned economist Adam Posen reveals some tough truths about Britain’s situation.
Net migration in the UK hit a record high of 606,000 in 2022, almost double the level seen before the UK voted to leave the EU in 2016.
Britain sees surge in migration despite Brexit - as skilled workers from Asia and Africa plug staff shortages 22/05/2023
Figures seen by Sky News show how firms are recruiting outside Europe to secure the skills they need, with India in particular providing staff to fill key vacancies.
Grant Shapps has stressed the importance of post-Brexit controls on work visas after government sources confirmed that ministers are braced for a record increase in immigration figures this month.
Could take ‘decades’ to shift away from reliance on overseas staff, say food sector leaders attending Downing Street summit.
It has been almost two and a half years since the United Kingdom signed its post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union (EU), which was expected to have multifaceted impacts on the UK economy.
AN ACCOUNTANCY company has launched a new business immigration visa service to help firms recruit talent from overseas. / Azets is an international outsourcing advisory group with offices and firms located across Dorset and Hampshire.
A law firm in Chester has highlighted Brexit's impact on the UK's skills shortage as a growing number of companies look to hire workers from overseas.
Britain remains on track for a record fall in living standards over the two years to the end of March 2024, despite an upward revision to growth forecasts, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said on Wednesday.
The impact of Brexit on freelancers and the UK’s creative industries has been laid bare. / In a damning new report, the government is starkly reminded that it put in place “no clear provisions…dedicated to self-employed” people from abroad, in the 2020 Brexit deal.
Swathes of the UK economy including health, warehousing and packing are being propped up by migrant workers – casting doubt on the prudence of the Conservative Party’s promise to tighten immigration policy.
Overseas bricklayers and carpenters could be able to get work visas more easily in the UK after the government updated its shortage occupation list. / The committee did not recommend any hospitality occupations be included, although it said Brexit and the pandemic had "significant effects" on both sectors.
Jeremy Hunt has denied that the decision to give some overseas construction workers easier access to UK jobs was a "betrayal of Brexit".
Migration to NI may be orientating away from European countries to Asia and Africa, analysis suggests.
Brussels commissioner says bill breaches convention, as legal experts warn of risk to Brexit trade deal.
Major Brexit U-turn could see builders given special immigration status to plug construction industry labour shortages 09/03/2023
The government could be about to make a major Brexit U-turn following advice that special immigration status could hold the key to plugging significant labour shortages across the construction industry.
Brexit U-turn: Builders to get special immigration status to tackle construction industry crisis 09/03/2023
Builders expected to be added to ‘shortage occupation list’ to allow EU labourers to return.
Critics described the government’s approach to immigration as “baffling” and blamed the shortages on Brexit.
Experts are investigating the impact on EU-UK families of strict immigration rules now that the UK has left the European Union.