In the article Mr Lambert said “The government is talking about growth in an enthusiastic and thoughtful way, but it has failed so far to articulate in big picture terms its vision of what that means. What I feel is that a number of their initiatives – I’m thinking of the immigration cap, I’m thinking about their move on the default retirement age, about the carbon reduction commitment – have actually made it harder for companies, or less likely for companies to employ people. And what we want, actually, is a sense of direction, a sense of ambition. It’s a common refrain.
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s Head of Policy, Gillian Econopouly, said that “The REC has developed strong links with the Department for Business and Employment Minister Ed Davey, but we do recognise the need for Government to show visionary leadership and more concrete action on jobs. Our latest Report on Jobs research shows that UK employment remains fragile, and we share concerns with Sir Richard about the weighty expectations for the private sector. On a final, more positive note, the government does recognise the importance of the recruitment industry’s voice, and this enables the REC to put forward practical ideas for helping people across the economy into work”
Recently the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said that the Coalition Governments plans to introduce the immigration cap in April will harm Britain’s economy and make the country uncompetitive. April will see not only the introduction of the Immigration Cap but also the scrapping of the highly popular Tier 1 General visa, which is designed for highly skilled non EEA professionals.
Mr Johnson said that \”There is a risk that the necessity of putting up a public show of rhetoric will do possible damage to London\’s competitiveness. I think there is a case for flexibility and I think the government understands that.\” Many UK businesses have criticized the Immigration Cap proposals, with significant concerns registered over the implications the controversial policy will have on the economic recovery.
At Commonwealth Contractors we partner with OISC Registered Private Immigration Firms and Tier 2 Licensed Healthcare and IT Consultancies who may be prepared, where required, to sponsor an individual on a Tier 2 Visa (formerly UK Work Permit). If you are a highly skilled International professional and you would like to work in the UK Commonwealth Contractors can help. Our OISC Registered Partners specialise in Tier 1 General (formerly Highly Skilled Migrant Programme) visa applications and can assist those highly skilled individuals that either wish to apply or extend a Tier 1 General Visa.
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