In a welcome move, Boris Johnson recently announced the potential for a new Global Talent visa for those with skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. This follows hot on the heels of his other recent announcements in relation to asking the Migration Advisory Committee to look at whether the UK should adopt an Australian style Points Based System.
The full launch of the EU Settlement Scheme on 30 March 2019 was a welcome development for many EEA nationals. However, whilst the EU Settlement Scheme has been generally well-received, glitches in the system are materialising.
Increasing immigration costs overall have been in the news again recently. The Independent recently ran an article on the lack of free to use appointments for visa applicants and the Guardian has also reported on the effects of increasing visa fees.