Raising the threshold for salary, work permits being limited, and a new levy on skills are some of the ways the government intends to bring down net migration.
An announcement of new crackdowns on immigration that is not from within the European Union has been made by David Cameron.
In its plans to bring down net migration to the thousands, the government intends to make proposals that would include introducing levies for commercial ventures that employ migrant workers, a cap on the quantity of permits for work, and measures that would increase the threshold for minimum salary.
The proposals which were made public during the PM’s Questions by Mr. Cameron are equally intended to have local workers protected from workers who are foreign undercutting them and it is one of the efforts of the government to increase the quantity of apprentices.
The Home Secretary Theresa May is going to request the Migration Advisory Committee to review the proposals of government. Included in these presentations are proposals to review once more the length of time certain sectors can make a declaration that they are experiencing a shortage of skills, which would permit organizations in that sector to recruit migrant employees.
In spite of the 2010 election pledge by Mr. Cameron to reduce the figures to lower than 100,000, net migration got to 318,000 which was a 10-year high record.
The announcement today is coming after the initial meeting of the Immigration Taskforce which has just been created, and is one of the ten groups established by Mr. Cameron after the election to be dedicated on implementation.
The Immigration Taskforce is headed by the Prime Minister and it is responsible for bringing down net migration and looks into measures that are domestic which the government can make use of to accomplish this goal.
The Tier 2 visa system will be reviewed by MAC. Under the rules that currently exist, applicants that are migrant must have an offer of employment with a remuneration that is higher than E20,800, and should possess a savings of not less than E945.
The proposals were revealed at the Prime Minister’s Questions. On that occasion, Mr. Cameron had stated that previously it was actually very simple for some commercial ventures to recruit employees from abroad instead of the implement decisions for the long term for getting their home-based workforce trained.
He emphasized that they were going to insist on having their visas for work restricted to authentic shortages in skill and experts. They were going to review having a limit placed on the time for which a sector can state that they are experiencing a shortage of skills, because actually they should be handling it.
He further stated that they were going to consider a new levy on skills for commercial ventures which employ workers from abroad so that the finance for apprenticeships in the UK can be improved.
Additionally, they were going to consider thresholds on salary to get businesses to discontinue making use of workers from abroad to get wages undercut.
He further stated that all of these measures in addition to the steps that they were implementing inside the EU could assist in getting migration controlled, however more importantly was to ensure that British people who were working hard acquired the skills, and acquired training, and therefore could also be employed on jobs that would assist them establish a life that was better.
The Institute of Director’s director general Simon Walker stated that commercial ventures could not turn a deaf ear to the worries of the public with regards to immigration. However, looking only at the purported reduced cost of labour which was migrant was a herring that is red.
He stated that out of the half number of members of the IoD who employed from overseas, only four percent of them stated that the labour cost was instrumental to their decision. The major concern had to do with discovering people that had the expertise that employers required.
He stated further those recommendations to boost the visas costs were basically a tax for recruiting employees from abroad. In his opinion, this was quite unusual especially when considered that the economy of the UK depended a lot on international expertise and skills. He stated that the Prime Minster was in order to have as his focus the upskilling of the workforce that was domestic, however there could not be any immediate solution and it was going to be look ill-advised to cause harm on the economy in this present time simply in the expectation of getting to see some consequences ten years from now.