Monday saw the introduction of the interim cap on immigration, designed to avoid what Home Secretary Theresa May described as a ‘closing down sale for migrant workers.’
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is currently running a period of consultation with businesses to determine the final level of the cap.
How the cap will work for employers is also yet to be decided, although it has been suggested that all skilled migrants will be placed into a first come, first served system, meaning companies will need to think fast in order to get the talent they need.
It has also been suggested that all highly skilled migrants could be placed in a pool where employers can ‘fish’ for the worker they want to employ.
Attend Employing and Vetting Non-UK Nationals 2010 to understand the changes to the points based system of immigration made by the new coalition government, including the opportunity to discuss their plans for the cap and how this will affect employers with Ian Robinson, the Assistant Director of Immigration Policy at the UK Border Agency.
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