Sunday, 18 July 2010

Further discussion on Cap on UK Immigration

I found this illustration on the guardian website in an article on the cap on Non EU Workers being introduced soon to the UK immigration system. This proposed cap once again has come under heavy criticism by businesses in the UK who claim it will have a negative affect on economic growth. The British Chamber of commerce have said that this cap will stop UK companies from hiring the specialist and highly skilled workers they need and have become reliant on.

Dr Adam Marshall, director of policy at the BCC, said: "Firms really need to be able to employ the right people to drive the recovery and we can't be held back by arbitrary limits."

Marshall will appear in front of the home affairs select committee on Tuesday this coming week. Senior Researcher Sarah Mulley of the Institute for Public Policy Research was reported t have said that the highly skilled people were not the demographic that the public should be concerned about and she also maintains that this sector of highly skilled individuals pay a large amount of Tax in the United Kingdom and by reducing the number of skilled immigrants could adversely affect the UK public finances.

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