March 2023

Home Office: Unlawful Search & Phone Seizure Practices

Between at least April 2020 and 23 November 2020, the Home Office adopted an unpublished “mobile phone policy” whereby migrants who arrived in the UK by small boats were searched and had their mobile phones and SIM cards seized. In some cases, immigration officials demanded PIN numbers and claimed that migrants were legally required to […]

Bricklayers and Carpenters Visas

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 list, which now also includes roofers and plasterers, highlights occupations that employers are struggling to fill. The five occupations approved by the committee are: Bricklayers and masons Roofers, roof tilers […]