Professional & Business Services Group critical of Immigration Cap

Tier 2 licensed sponsors working in business sectors across the board have been voicing their disapproval for the last few months at the Governments decision to introduce an Interim Immigration Cap. A spokesperson for a major London Based Consultancy recently said “We believe that our quota, which is very small, was based on 15pc of our usage of these types of visas from July 2009 to March 2010. We have currently used our entire allocation of Tier 2 visas until March 2011 and believe that additions/extensions are near impossible. The restrictions have stopped us being able to move forward on a couple of instances so far this year.”

The Chairman of the Professional and Business Services Group, Sir Michael Snyder, said “We recognize that the Government has to do something about overall numbers but we need a sophisticated approach for business. An arbitrary cap appears to be being applied irrespective of the stage of development the business is at. The cap doesn’t take into account the tangible benefits that they [the skilled employees] bring to the UK, such as linguistic skills”.

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