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Immigration cuts on the way

28 June 2010 #Employment

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, today gave details of the Conservative Party`s manifesto pledge to cap non-EU immigration.

A temporary cap will be implemented straight away pending the introduction of the main cap in April 2011.

Numbers will go down to 24,100 between now and April 2011, 5% less than last year.

According to the BBC news website, the cap will only apply to highly skilled migrants and skilled workers in certain categories of job. It does not apply to workers from EU countries, who are (as a fundamental principle of the EU) free to take jobs in the UK and make up a third of all foreign born workers in the country.

Businesses who rely on workers from outside of the EU will need to look at their current use of overseas workers and design strategies for coping with the impending cap.

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