UK Visas and Immigration (part of the Home Office) has issued information to help employers prepare for the UK’s new points-based immigration system which is planned for 1 January 2021 when the UK leaves the EU and free movement will end.
Two of the country’s leading trade unions have expressed misgivings about parts of the Department for Education’s (DfE’s) and the Welsh Government’s programme for dealing with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on schools and parents.
When it was announced that schools were to close (see England schools to shut until further notice), there was a rider to the effect that the children of key workers and the most vulnerable children would still be able to attend on Monday 23 March.
In the context of the coronavirus crisis, a direction has been sent by Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education, to Sally Collier, Chief Regulator of Ofqual, about calculating summer 2020 grades in lieu of exam results.
Healthcare and social care workers being recruited in connection with the provision of care and treatment of coronavirus in England and Wales, including some of those who have volunteered to help the NHS, can be checked more quickly, the Home Office has promised.