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Government takes off eight jobs from shortage occupation list

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The Points-Based System for granting Work Permits to non-EU workers, said to have been rushed by the Government is having unexpected effects on companies looking to recruit from overseas. Despite being under development since the 2005 election, the system was introduced “without proper consultation”, according to Nichola Carter, a partner at Penningtons, and representative of…

Changes to UK employment law which introduced a tough Australian-style points system for foreign workers have been hailed an early success. The Home Office revealed that 4,875 firms have so far registered as sponsors with the scheme, which aims to ensure only skilled migrant workers who meet the country’s specific needs are allowed to enter.…

The government’s new points-based migration system, details of which were published earlier this week, may cause employers difficulties, an industry body has warned. Under the new system, organisations will have to prove that no British workers are able to fill a job vacancy before offering the position to an immigrant worker from outside Europe. According…