The immigration cap for skilled workers reached by the United Kingdom

For the first time the cap for immigrating workers who are skilled and non-EU fixed by the government has been reached, which is having worries provoked in regards to the effects on the economy of shortages of skills.

In April 2011 the restriction on visas which are Tier 2 and encompass migrants that are skilled and are paid lower than E155,000 per annum was fixed at 21,700 per annum. This was despite admonishments that the economic recovery of Britain could be harmed by it.

A confirmation has been made by the Home Office that the allowance every month for visas in Tier 2 has been completed for the month of June.

A coincidence in this limit being arrived at is being made with the pronouncement of David Cameron of a new approach in this regard. He has made a proposal for an increase in the thresholds for salaries which qualify, bringing into being a limit on the time for shortages on skills that have been declared and building a levy on skills for visas to increase finance for apprentices.

BBC was informed by the London First’s executive director of policy Mark Hilton that every migrant who was skilled that was sent back because of this limit will hit growth and jobs. He stated further that there was no doubt that local hires was what businesses wanted, however it was not possible to get people equipped with skills which were very specific because their development required years.

Madeleine Sumption who works at the Oxford University as the Migration Observatory’s director informed the BBC that the limitation had been affected at a period when a lot of establishments were employing fresh school leavers from both abroad and within the United Kingdom.

He stated that presently it was likely that businesses would be disrupted especially for those that have been hoping on employing certain types of employees.

On a wider sense, the limit was getting the migration system as is already widely known in the country for skilled workers reshaped, causing it to be harder for commercial ventures and the public to employ skilled workers who are paid lower, comprising of health workers and the youth – who have a tendency for being paid lower.

Visas were not granted to some who comprised of accountants, teachers, management consultants, doctors, and nurses.

If a firm was attempting to get a position on a list of occupations which were in shortage on a national level filled, applicants were going to have a chance of success which was higher. According to the BBC, this month none of the declined visas relating to the limit was with regards to any employment on the listing.

James Brokenshire the minister for Immigration stated that there was no intention to have the resent limit on Tier 2 changed.

He had stated that their reforms were to make sure that commercial ventures had the ability to get their much-needed skilled migrants employed. However, they equally desired that they would become adept at first employing and developing workers who were from the United Kingdom.