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  1. December 9, 2013

    Home Secretary criticised for failure to cut red tape

    Theresa May has been accused by cabinet colleagues of undermining the government’s pro-business agenda by refusing to cut...

  2. December 4, 2013

    Open EU borders are reciprocal and fair

    The EU’s open borders have resulted in “the biggest migration in Europe outside wartime”, David Cameron complained in the...

  1. September 23, 2013

    Concern grows over checks on ‘investor’ visa applicants

    Wealth management companies are becoming concerned over Home Office checks into the sources of foreign millionaires’ money,...

  2. September 12, 2013

    MPs agree to delay release of City private investigator list

    The publication of a secret list of City companies who used rogue private investigators has been delayed for at least a...

  3. June 21, 2013

    Emergency passport service repatriated to save costs

    From Washington to Pretoria, and Paris to Hong Kong, offices are being closed and machinery dismantled as the service which...

  4. April 29, 2013

    Police ‘should open up in supermarkets’, says report

    Police should open counters in supermarkets and set up “Tardis” boxes for the public to reach officers via video link,...

  5. April 13, 2012

    Blunkett hits at police support officer push

    Former home secretary David Blunkett has hit out at plans to expand the role of police community support officers in South...

  6. April 8, 2012

    May vows to close deportation legal loophole

    Theresa May will order a crackdown on the “abuse” of human rights laws that is stopping some foreign criminals being...

  7. April 8, 2012

    Hackers take down government websites

    The hacking group Anonymous disrupted access to three UK government websites over the weekend and warned similar attacks to...

  8. April 4, 2012

    ‘Devil in the detail’ for complex migration rules

    Businesses that had grown weary of the coalition’s seemingly constant changes to immigration policy were given a reprieve on...

  9. April 4, 2012

    Skilled migrant cap frozen for two years

    Ministers have sought to ease fears that the frequent changes to immigration rules are deterring international business, by...

  10. April 3, 2012

    Clegg vows safeguards in data monitoring

    Nick Clegg has sought to dampen cross-party criticisms of plans to extend government surveillance laws by pledging that any...

  11. April 2, 2012

    Data watchdog joins email ‘snooping’ row

    The data protection watchdog has weighed into a row over planned government surveillance of email, Skype calls and social...

  12. March 27, 2012

    May backs direct entry to police

    Theresa May has backed proposals that would allow direct entry to the police, so that civilians could be fast-tracked to...

  13. March 26, 2012

    Drive to help rural women start businesses

    Ministers are encouraging women in rural communities to start their own businesses as part of a wider £15m effort to develop...

  14. March 12, 2012

    Johnson ‘no appetite’ for probing hacking investigation

    Former home secretary Alan Johnson had “no appetite” for a probe into allegations that the first phone hacking investigation...

  15. March 5, 2012

    Plea to end foreign worker ‘addiction’

    Britain’s immigration minister has urged companies to wean themselves off their “addiction” to hiring foreign workers,...

  16. March 5, 2012

    Furore over £1.5bn police outsourcing

    The Home Office came under pressure on Sunday to defend the effects of its policing cuts after it emerged that two police...

  17. February 29, 2012

    Minister raises financial bar for UK migrants

    Migrant workers will have to earn at least £35,000 a year if they want to stay in the UK for longer than five years,...

  18. February 28, 2012

    Home Office warned on immigration cap

    The Home Office should not impose further barriers on immigrants coming to the UK to work in case this creates the...

  19. February 20, 2012

    UK Border Agency to be dismantled

    The body in charge of Britain’s borders is to be dismantled only months before the country opens its doors for the London...

  20. February 20, 2012

    Border controls on the edge

    No home secretary would have wanted to announce the break-up of the UK Border Agency just five months before visitors begin...

  21. February 17, 2012

    May to visit Jordan over Qatada case

    Theresa May will fly to Jordan as the government steps up its efforts to broker a deal to deport Abu Qatada, the radical...

  22. February 17, 2012

    More drugs for my Sipp

    I first thought about investing in GW Pharmaceuticals when it listed on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) in June 2001...

  23. February 13, 2012

    Move to tighten foreign student rules

    Foreign students will need to earn at least £20,000 a year and work for “reputable” Home Office-approved companies only if...

  24. February 9, 2012

    Business condemns higher visa costs

    The CBI has condemned the government’s decision to increase visa fees for working migrants and their sponsors as a “bitter...

  25. February 8, 2012

    No 10 pushes Jordan for Qatada deal

    David Cameron has ramped up diplomatic advances to Jordan in an effort to negotiate the deportation of Abu Qatada, the...

  26. February 7, 2012

    MPs attack May over suspected terrorist

    Theresa May faced relentless questioning from MPs across the political spectrum on Tuesday, as adversaries on both sides of...

  27. February 2, 2012

    UK to offer visa to international students with flair

    International students who have shown entrepreneurial flair while on courses at UK universities will be allowed to stay on...

  28. February 2, 2012

    Immigration focus turns to ‘quality’

    Britain does not need more immigrants who will be “middle managers” but should instead encourage the entry of “top of the...

  29. January 30, 2012

    May accepts compromise on police pay

    Theresa May has accepted a compromise deal in her drive to reform police pay and conditions which is now expected to save...

  30. January 26, 2012

    Proposals to tackle metal theft under attack

    The metal recycling industry has criticised new government proposals to tackle metal theft by banning scrap dealers from...

  31. January 26, 2012

    Police numbers fall to lowest in a decade

    Home Office ministers are facing renewed fire over police budget cuts after figures showed that the number of uniformed...

  32. January 22, 2012

    Olympic demands test telecoms capacity

    The Ministry of Defence, Civil Aviation Authority and Home Office are to relinqush communications resources to safeguard...

  33. January 19, 2012

    Reported crime falls but robberies rise

    Recorded crime has fallen in England and Wales over the past year but robberies have increased. Figures from the Home Office...

  34. January 19, 2012

    Lack of oversight led to relaxed border checks

    A lack of oversight and failure of communication between border staff, their managers and responsible officials in the Home...

  35. December 28, 2011

    GW Pharmaceuticals aims to build on cannabis drug

    There are few entities that can publicly boast that they grow 20 tonnes of cannabis a year with government approval. GW...

  36. December 20, 2011

    Report backs plastic bullets for riot police

    Police must give “serious consideration” to the use of plastic bullets and water cannon as part of a radical change in...

  37. December 6, 2011

    Migrant workers to face online visa checks

    The Home Office is to give employers access to a new service that allows them to check migrants’ visa details online, in an...

  38. November 22, 2011

    Use of resources on borders to be ‘sharper’

    Home office ministers are determined to pursue an even more selective, intelligence-based approach to border control in the...

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