Further Updates

This page provides a list of all immigration updates published by ILPA's Information Service in chronological order.

2017

ILPA information series on Brexit

18 April 2017

  • Brexit 1: The Rights of EEA and Swiss Nationals in the UK
  • Brexit 2: EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members
  • Brexit 3: EU rights of residence as a worker
  • Brexit 4: EU rights of residence as a self-employed person
  • Brexit 5: EU rights of residence as a student
  • Brexit 6: EU Rights of Residence as a Self-Sufficient Person
  • Brexit 7: Comprehensive Sickness Insurance
  • Brexit 8: Permanent Residence under EU law
  • Brexit 9: British Citizenship for EEA and Swiss Nationals

Update 72

31 March 2017

  • Paposhvili v Belgium, ECHR: Human rights claims on medical grounds, 13 December 2016;
  • UK Supreme Court decisions on rights to private and family life, 22 February 2017;
  • Free ebook application guides for EU citizens by Colin Yeo, Free Movement, 24 February 2017;
  • Home Office guidance and application form for additional asylum support, 16 March 2017;
  • Home Office consultation on asylum support rates, 16 March 2017;
  • Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules (HC1078), 16 March 2017 (in brief as this will be covered in the next update);
  • Right to refugee status recognised for people resettled in the UK under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme and under the Vulnerable Children's Resettlement Scheme, 22 March 2017.

2016

Update 71

23 December 2016

  • The Immigration Act 2016 - commencement of new provisions
  • ILPA best practice guide on statelessness and applications to remain
  • Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules, 03 November 2016
  • Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016
  • Appeal fees for the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), update of 25 November 2016
  • Supreme Court decision in Mirza and others on '3C leave' and invalid applications, 14 December 2016

ILPA information series on the Immigration Act 2016

Published 26 August 2016, updated 01 November 2016

There are 15 information sheets in this series, placed for ease of reference on a separate page at: http://www.ilpa.org.uk/pages/immigration-act-2016-information.html (or use the navigation links at the top left of this page).

2015

Update 70

30 November 2015

  • Immigration Bill 2015: House of Commons Report Stage

Update 69

09 October 2015

  • Immigration Bill 2015 published on 17 September 2015
  • Tigere: Challenge to Student Loan Eligibility Criteria
  • Refugee Crisis

Update 68

14 August 2015

  • New Immigration Bill
  • Changes to the asylum support rate affecting families with children
  • Suspension of the Detained Fast Track Process
  • The Tier 2 migration route for non-EEA skilled workers and the immigration cap
  • Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, July 2015
  • European Economic Area Regulations, April 2015
  • Registration as a British Citizen

Update 67

31 March 2015

  • Registration as a British Citizen
  • Immigration Act - Administrative review
  • Syrian nationals
  • New visitor rules
  • Independent review into the welfare of people in detention

Update 66

5 March 2015 

  • Modern Slavery Bill 
  • Legal Aid case victory 
  • New report on detention and a promised review
  • New Policy for Syrians 
  • Immigration Act 

Update 65

26 January 2015

  • New Removals procedures suspended
  • New process for making further submissions
  • Stricter rules for British Citizenship
  • European Free Movement

2014

Update 64

09 December 2014

  • Immigration Act 2014
  • Modern Slavery Bill
  • Criminal Justice and Courts Bill
  • New country guidance on Somalia
  • Conservative plans to repeal Human Rights Act
  • Detained Fast-Track litigation

Update 63

30 September 2013

  • Immigration Act
  • Modern Slavery Bill
  • Naturalisation of children born to British fathers
  • New Tribunal procedure Rules
  • Statelessness
  • Immigration Detention

Update 62

31 July 2014

  • Immigration Act 2014: provisions now in force
  • Litigation Update

* Proposed Residence Test for Legal Aid: ruled unlawful
* Detained Fast Track System: ruled unlawful
* Family Migration rules: upheld
* Detention found to have caused mental illness

  • Modern Slavery Bill
  • EEA Rule Change in force

Update 61 

30 June 2014

  • Modern Slavery Bill 2014
  • Immigration Act
  • Victory in exceptional funding test case
  • Detention escorts to receive training in restraint techniques
  • Removals to Italy under Dublin Regulation Upheld
  • Pregnant women retain "worker" rights under EU law
  • Country guidance on Sri Lanka upheld 

Update 60

31 May 2014

  • Immigration Act 2014
  • Changes to Judicial Review
  • Illegal Working
  • Home Office appeal to language analysis case fails

Update 59

30 April 2014 

  • Immigration Bill
  • Other proposed litigation
  • Refugee Action case
  • Changes for European Nationals’ access to benefits
  • Court fees raised
  • Application fees raised
  • Legal Aid
  • Residence Test

Update 59

30 March 2014

  • Immigration Bill
  • Other proposed litigation
  • Refugee Action case
  • Changes for European Nationals’ access to benefits
  • Court fees raised
  • Application fees raised
  • Legal Aid
  • Residence Test

Update 58

28 February 2014

  • Legal Aid cutbacks
  • Upcoming Legislation: 

* Immigration Bill 
* Criminal Justice and Courts Bill 
* Draft Modern Slavery Bill

  • Syrian crisis
  • Clarification of the EU law rules on free movement for families
  • New European Court of Human Rights case on family life

Update 57

31 January 2014

  • Immigration Bill moves to the Lords
  • Good news: challenge to residence test gets the go ahead
  • New EU Regulation 'Dublin III' now applicable
  • Bulgaria in crisis
  • New Bill to tackle Trafficking and Slavery
  • Plans afoot to charge migrants for healthcare
  • New countries subject to TB screening
  • Pending consultation

2013

Update 56

20 December 2013

  • A three-pronged attack on access to justice
    • The new Immigration Bill
    • Legal Aid
    • Judicial Review
  • New European Free Movement Rules
  • Dublin III

Update 55

30 July 2013

  • 'Dobrodošli' to Croatia
  • Legal Aid
  • Changes to appeal rights
  • New charges for EEA applications
  • Family immigration rules
  • Consultation, consultation, consultation
    • Landlords' immigration status checks
    • Restricting migrant access to health care
    • Strengthening Penalties for illegal working

Update 54

4 July 2013

  • Consultation Responses
    • Procedure Rules
    • More on fee remission
    • The Low Commission
    • Training Package for Detainee Custody Officers
  • Family immigration: the rules revisited
  • Medical Examinations
  • Children's Best Interests
  • Joint Committee on Human Rights: Report on unaccompanied migrant children

Update 53

2 May 2013

  •  Legal Aid
    • Changes from 1 April 2013
    • New Legal Aid Consultation
  • The Agency formerly known as the UK Border Agency
  • Asylum Operating Model
  • Visit Visa Appeals

Update 52

14 March 2013

  • Family Visit Visa Appeals
  • New Fees Proposed
  • Legal Aid Tenders
  • Fundamental review of the First Tier Tribunal
  • Family Migration
  • Forms for collating the evidence of the effects of the legal aid changes - see above. 

2012

Update 51

21 December 2012

  • Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 760
  • Family Migration
  • Legacy Cases
  • Concession for Syrian Cases
  • Changes to the Requirements for Biometric Permits

Update 50

19 September 2012

  • Immigration Rules
  • London Metropolitan University
  • Travel Documents for Refugees and Stateless Persons
  • Legacy Cases
  • Family Tracing
  • Other new information sheets

Update 49

26 July 2012

  • Immigration Rules changes & family migration

Update 48

8 June 2012

  • Crime and Courts Bill
  • Justice and Security Bill
  • Checking permission to work
  • Inspection of UK Border Agency and UK Border Force
  • Children

Update 47

28 May 2012

  • Crime and Courts Bill
  • Children subject to immigration control
  • Family migration
  • Screening for tuberculosis
  • Long Residence Rules
  • Family returns and removals

Update 46

5 April 2012

  • Changes to Immigration Rules
  • Overseas Domestic Workers
  • Immigration Fees
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Immigration Advisory Service (IAS) - archived files
  • Dental X-rays of age disputed asylum-seekers
  • Appeals to the Court of Appeal
  • Legal Aid Bill

Update 45

23 February 2012

  • Legal Aid Bill
  • Immigration Fees
  • Biometric Residence Permits
  • Students
  • Points Based System
  • Libyan nationals in the UK

Update 44

27 January 2012

  • Legal Aid Bill
  • Bulgarians and Romanians
  • Appeals Fees
  • English language requirements
  • Biometric Residence Permits
  • Points Based System
  • Strategic Legal Fund for refugee children's cases

2011

Update 43

10 November 2011 

  • Marriage Age Requirement
  • Legacy Cases
  • Legal Aid
  • Tier 2 Workers
  • Students from India, Pakistan and the Philippines
  • NHS charges

Update 42

9 September 2011

  • Students
  • Relatives of Points Based System migrants
  • Asylum Screening Unit
  • Family Returns
  • HM Inspectorate of Prisons
  • Legal Aid Bill

Update 41  

15 August 2011

  • New ILPA website
  • Legal Aid Bill
  • Asylum Screening Unit
  • Bail Guidance for Immigration Judges
  • Section 4 Asylum Support

Update 40

3 August 2011  

  • New UK Border Agency Chief Executive
  • Consultations on family migration and workers migration
  • Immigration Advisory Service
  • Legacy Cases
  • Detention of children
  • Common Travel Area and detention in Northern Ireland
  • English language tests

Update 39

24 June 2011  

  • Legal Aid
  • Settlement consultation
  • Students
  • Workers
  • New applications forms - European cases

Update 38

1 June 2011

  • Asylum Improvement Project
  • Immigration detention
  • Evidence that may be relied upon at appeal
  • UK Border Agency business plan 2011-2015
  • Legal Aid

Update 37

20 April 2011 

  • Prime Ministers Speech
  • Immigration Rules
  • Students
  • Immigration Fees
  • Libyan Nationals in the UK

Update 36

30 March 2011 

  • Immigration Rules
  • Age requirement for married and civil partners
  • Students
  • Shortage Occupations (Tier 2 of the Points Based System)
  • Eastern European Nationals
  • Removals of families

Update 35

9 February 2011 

  • Legal Aid
  • Children
  • Points Based System - shortage occupations
  • Revised policy guidance
  • Immigration Minister's speech

Update 34

6 January 2011 

  • Legal Aid
  • Children
  • Revised Policy Guidance
  • Withdrawal of R(S) Policy

2010

Update 33

23 December 2010  

  • Legal Aid
  • Age requirement for married and civil partners
  • Interim economic migration cap
  • Migrant Students

Update 32

25 November 2010 

  • Legal Aid
  • Students
  • Economic migration cap
  • Applications for repayment of fees for certificate of approval to marry
  • Zimbabwe
  • Points Based System - refusals on maintenance grounds

Update 31

1 September 2010 

  • Applications for permission to work
  • New English Language Requirements
  • UK Border Agency survey of settlement requirements
  • Legal representatives and same day service
  • Refugee family reunion

Update 30

10 August 2010 

  • Minimum notice required before removal
  • Asylum Seekers and permission to work
  • Points Based System - changes for students and new forms
  • Certificates of approval for marriage
  • Detention of children
  • Evidence of permission to work
  • Homeless EEA nationals

Update 29

21 July 2010 

  • Legal Aid
  • Economic Migration Cap
  • Points Based System - recent judgments
  • Refugees granted leave to remain for five years
  • Lesbian and gay asylum-seekers

Update 28

21 June 2010  

  • Coalition Government
  • Ending the detention of children
  • Students
  • Language requirements for partners
  • Points Based System - Tier 2
  • UK Border Agency Website

Update 27

16 March 2010  

  • Investigations in the work of the UK Border Agency
  • Immigration Fees
  • Detention
  • Students
  • Students and workers
  • UK Border Agency strategy documents

Update 26

4 February 2010 

  • Removals and judicial review
  • Transfer of the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal
  • Age Assessments
  • Students
  • British citizenship
  • Immigration and nationality fees

2009

Update 25

23 December 2009  

  • Identity cards and biometrics
  • Migration Advisory Committee report
  • Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency
  • Draft Immigration Bill
  • Minimum age for partners
  • Third party support

Update 24

30 October 2009  

  • Making asylum claims and further submissions
  • Human provenance pilot
  • Zimbabwe
  • Points Based System - shortage occupation list
  • Points Based System - sponsors
  • Points Based System - students

Update 23

30 September 2009  

  • Making asylum claims and further submissions
  • Human provenance pilot
  • Local Immigration Teams
  • Access to healthcare
  • Case Resolution Directorate - legacy cases
  • Turkish business migrants
  • Immigration and citizenship fees

Update 22

31 July 2009 

  • ILPA information service
  • Legacy cases
  • Certificates of Approval - Refund of fees
  • Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009
  • Naturalisation - how certain migrants may become British citizens
  • Other news

Update 21

12 June 2009 

  • Immigration Appeals
  • Immigration Advice - regulation
  • HSMP judgment
  • Gurkhas
  • Turkish nationals in the UK
  • Application forms
  • Legacy  cases
  • Glasgow Voluntary Returns Project

Update 20

27 April 2009   

  • Borders Citizenship and Immigration Bill
  • HSMP judgment
  • Gurkhas
  • Eastern European workers
  • Immigration fees
  • Certificate of approval (marriage)
  • UK Border Agency
  • Children in detention
  • Age disputes

Update 19

24 April 2009 

  • Trafficking
  • Points Based System - students and workers
  • Applications for indefinite leave to remain (ILR)
  • Access to healthcare
  • Zimbabwe
  • UK Border Agency plans for 2009

Update 18

3 February 2009 

  • Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill
  • Judicial Review and Removals
  • National Audit Office
  • Domestic servants
  • Detention policy
  • Code of practice on keeping children safe from harm
  • Complaints Audit Committee

2008

Update 17

10 December 2008 

  • Queen's speech
  • New immigraition minister
  • Points Based System
  • UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Seven year child concession
  • Identity cards
  • Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Update 16

29 September 2008 

  • Identity cards
  • Points Based System
  • Permission to work - asylum seekers
  • Immigration appeals
  • Asylum support
  • UK immigration policy and children

Update 15

18 August 2008  

  • Draft Partial Immigration and Citizenship Bill
  • Points Based System
  • Families of EEA Nationals
  • Common Travel Area
  • 'Automatic' deportation
  • Destitution

Update 14

5 August 2008  

  • Simplification
  • Draft (Partial) Immigration and Citizenship Bill
  • Citizenship
  • Marriage Immigraiton
  • Points Based System
  • Right to marry judgment

Update 13

6 July 2008  

  • Points Based System
  • Legacy cases
  • Enforcement business plan 2008/9
  • Visitors to the UK
  • Economic impact of migration
  • Application forms for an extension of stay

Update 12

29 May 2008 

  • Immigration rule changes
  • Legacy cases
  • Simplification
  • Points Based System
  • UK Border Agency surveys
  • Access to healthcare for foreign nationals in the UK

Update 11

25 March 2008 

  • Children Act 2004, section 11
  • Code of Practice on safeguarding children
  • Points Based System
  • Naturalisation applications
  • Enforcement instructions and guidance
  • Further leave for those who do not meet the English and life in the UK requirements for indefinite leave to remain
  • Legacy cases  

Update 10

21 March 2008 

  • Uk Borders Act 2007
  • Immigration rule changes
  • UK Borders Agency
  • Citizenship
  • Simplification
  • Biometric Identity Cards
  • Iraqi and Zimbabwean refused asylum seekers 

Update 9

18 January 2008 

  • Home Office 10-point plan
  • European Refugee Fund 2008-10
  • Review of Citizenship
  • Visitors to the UK
  • Unaccompanied children seeking asylum: 'reform' plrogramme
  • Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill
  • Race Relations Audit of Immigration Removal Centres
  • Illegal working
  • Legacy cases 

2007

Update 8

13 December 2007 

  • UK Borders Act 2007
  • Points Based System
  • Marriage and immigration
  • Darfur and Zimbabwe decisions
  • Legal Aid
  • Simplification
  • Migration Advisory Committee

Update 7

24 October 2007

  • Legal Aid
  • Bills in Parliament
  • The economic impact of migrants
  • Borders and Immigration Agency Website
  • Removals to Sudan, Iraq,Democratic Republic of Congo,  Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka

Update 6

14 September 2007 

  • Legacy cases
  • Bills in parliament
  • Still Human Still Here
  • Bail for Immigration Detainees' Report on Yarl's Wood
  • Democratic Republic of Congo judgment
  • Migration Advisory Committee Chair Appointment
  • Migrants Rights Network newsletter

Update 5

1 August 2007  

  • Legacy cases
  • Legal Aid
  • Independent Police Complaints Commission
  • Unified Border Force
  • Refugee integration
  • Points Based System - student sponsors

Update 4

1 August 2007 

  • UK Borders Bill
  • Simplification Bill
  • Border and Immigration Agency Business Plan
  • Foreign National Prisoners
  • Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill
  • Section 9 evaluation

Update 3

30 May 2007 

  • UK Borders Bill
  • Age dispute research
  • Illegal working
  • Marriage in the UK
  • Legacy cases
  • Domestic violence

Update 2

11 April 2007 

  • Border and Immigration Agency
  • UK Borders Bill
  • New Immigration Fees
  • Unaccompanied children seeking asylum
  • Zimbawean and Darfuri asylum cases
  • Legacy cases
  • Legal aid

Update 1

5 March 2007 

  • New ILPA Project
  • UK Borders Bill
  • New language and knowledge tests for applications for settlement in the UK
  • New Asylum Model (NAM)
  • Other Information 

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