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Quarantine should have been in place earlier, committee says

The Home Affairs Committee has said that the government could have curbed the spread of Covid-19 in the UK if it had introduced its quarantine on arrivals into the country at an earlier stage.

The age of opportunity: Sparta Global CEO talks digital and driving public sector innovation

The digital age is the age of opportunity. With the help of technology, businesses are continuing to transform their processes and provide customers with the best user experiences. When it comes to where individuals choose to shop, bank and invest their money – they are increasingly likely to prefer the providers that meet their expectations and regularly innovate to improve.

Home secretary promises overhaul of Home Office culture in response to Windrush scandal

Home secretary Priti Patel has promised a “full evaluation” of the Home Office's 'hostile environment' policy in response to the Windrush scandal, adding that the £1.5 million Windrush compensation scheme was “just the beginning”.

Health and care visa system included in new immigration plans

Plans for a fast-track health and care visa have been included as part of the proposed framework for the new points-based immigration system that will replace freedom of movement from January 1, 2021.

Patel: UK “ready to welcome the best and brightest”

Home secretary Priti Patel has said that the UK is “ready to welcome the best and brightest global talent”, with further details of the government’s post-Brexit immigration plans due to come this week.

Covid-19: UK quarantine exemptions list now live

From Friday this week, travellers entering the UK from countries on the quarantine exemptions list are not required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Commons Home Affairs Committee calls for wider visa extensions

The Commons Home Affairs Committee has urged the government to extend free visa extensions to all NHS and social care workers from overseas, regardless of their specific roles.

Home secretary outlines UK quarantine plan

Speaking in the House of Commons on Wednesday, home secretary Priti Patel laid out the government’s plans for a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all new arrivals in the UK.

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