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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.

Former transport minister criticises quarantine law as government looks to scrap air bridge plans

Conservative MP and former transport minister Theresa Villiers has taken aim at the Covid-19 quarantine law for new arrivals in the UK, saying it has not been worth the damage caused to the travel industry.

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.

Covid-19: Labour leader says PM is mismanaging pandemic

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has told The Guardian that prime minister Boris Johnson is mismanaging the Covid-19 pandemic by easing lockdown restrictions too quickly and is putting the country at risk of a second upsurge in cases.

Government could loosen quarantine rules after backlash

The government is exploring means to relax its mandatory 14-day quarantine rule for new arrivals entering the UK from June 8.

Travel and hospitality businesses oppose government’s quarantine plans

Numerous travel companies and hotel chiefs have written to home secretary Priti Patel urging the government to abandon its plans for a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all new arrivals in the UK.

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