Tags: Migrant Workers

White Paper sets out post-Brexit rules for migrant workers

Under proposed new immigration rules, low-skilled workers from EU countries will no longer have the automatic right to work in the UK after Brexit,

Companies that employ EU migrant workers growing more than those which don’t

Employers who’ve turned to EU migrants to fill vacancies in recent years say they’ve done so because these recruits have brought the experience and commitment needed to support growth, according to ‘The growth of EU labour: Assessing the impact on the UK labour market’, a new report from the CIPD that draws on the perspectives…

Migrant workers can have negative impact at local level but not at National level

A new report by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) reveals evidence that vulnerable low-skilled workers are at risk of exploitation due to labour regulations not being complied with or properly enforced. The study found that employers benefit from migrant labour in sectors such as food processing, agriculture and restaurants, as they often cannot get an…

Using migrant labour can be part of the skills solution, says James Blackhurst of Jigsaw Training

The issue of skills gaps across many growth sectors is starting to become reality. Collaboration including the use of migrant labour has to be the answer, says James Blackhurst, managing director of Jigsaw Training. The lack of skills in our growing economy is an issue that simply won’t go away. The answer is not as…

Steve Girdler: Checking cross border candidates – Understanding the cultural and legal complexities

At the start of 2014, Bulgarians and Romanians gained the same rights to work in the UK as other EU citizens, prompting a widespread debate about the advantages of hiring from abroad. But whatever the political arguments being discussed, it’s evident that HR managers will increasingly be expected to understand how to ensure effective cross…

Romanian migrants in the UK are generally young, skilled workers

Britain will be able to absorb Romanian and Bulgarian workers after January 1st, if the government adopts some small contingency measures to deal with any pressures that may arise in particular local areas, according to a new report by the think tank IPPR. Instead of announcing last minute, symbolic gestures such as tightening up benefit…

EU Migrant workers earn nearly 8% more than UK workers

An EU exit or tighter measures to control EU immigration will restrict economic growth and worsen the UK’s public finances, a new report from Harvey Nash and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) shows. Tighter immigration controls will result in a loss of 2 per cent from GDP by 2050, £60billion in real terms.…

UK talent exodus on the horizon as economic outlook improves

UK firms face a rising talent exodus as economic and labour market conditions improve, according to a new study from global management consultancy Hay Group, conducted in association with the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr). Employee turnover is set to accelerate in 2014, after subdued levels in recent years. The number of workers…

IRIS Software Group offers Sage’s TAS payroll customers free RTI migration programme

Market leading Accountancy and Payroll solutions provider IRIS Software Group, has announced that it is offering its full range of payroll products to Sage TAS customers, free of any initial costs, to ensure they become RTI (real-time information) compliant. HMRC has re-confirmed the timetable for RTI with 1.4 million SMEs and most employers legally required…

Tougher migration laws plan to allow only the ‘brightest and best’ to settle in the UK

Skilled migrants will have to earn at least £35,000 a year if they want to reside permanently in the UK, under new government plans announced yesterday. Immigration Minister Damian Green claimed that the minimum salary threshold would prevent temporary routes into the country being abused and bring immigration levels under control. “Settling in the UK…

Migration cap ‘hurting renewables sector’

The government has been urged to consider the impact of its non-EU migration cap on key growth areas such as the renewables sector, which one expert claims is struggling to recruit top talent. Ben Cartland – an associate of recruitment firm Acre Resources – pointed out that although green technologies currently remain poised for further…

Government criticised over migration cap

An expert has accused the government of pandering to tabloid newspapers by imposing a non-EU migration cap and warned that Britain’s businesses are likely to suffer as a result. Philip Bates, a partner and immigration department head at London law firm Bates, Wells & Braithwaite, claimed the debate over immigration has been distorted by the…

Employers in the UK are showing increased demand for migrant workers in the last quarter of this year as the private sector labour market improves, CIPD figures show. The study on skills, migration and offshoring in the latest quarterly CIPD/KPMG Labour Market Outlook (LMO) report shows that more than one in five (22 per cent)…