Following the historic Coalition Agreement the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats released a joint statement on future policies. On the issue of Immigration the two parties said “We have agreed that there should be an annual limit on the number of non European Union economic migrants admitted into the UK to live and work. We will consider jointly the mechanism for implementing the limit.”
Any cap on the number of non EEA migrants is expected to significantly affect Tier 1 of the points based system (formerly the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme). Tier 2 of the points based system (formerly the UK Work Permit system) is also expected to be significantly affected however the extent of any measures is not yet known. Any moves to tighten Tier 2 will directly affect UK businesses that are in desperate need of skilled workers from outside the EEA as they have been unable to find suitable workers from within the EEA resident labour market.
Commonwealth Contractors is a collection of highly skilled professionals from the Commonwealth and beyond. We partner with OISC Registered Immigration Partners capable of professionally representing Tier 1 Visa Applications / Extensions and Tier 2 Licensed Consultancy & Associated Trust Partners who may be prepared, where required, to sponsor a Medical, Information Technology or Engineering Professional on a Tier 2 Visa (formerly UK Work Permit).
To find out more call Commonwealth Contractors now on 0330 390 9021 or Submit your details now and we will get right back to you. Please be prepared to send a copy of a recent CV so that we can pass to interested partners.