Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Number of high-skilled migrants coming to UK should be scrapped

The cap on the number of high-skilled migrants coming to the UK should be scrapped, according to a key report commissioned by the government ahead of Brexit.

The Migration Advisory Committee says these workers make a more positive contribution to the public finances.

It suggests EU workers should be subject to the same visa rules as other migrants.

But it notes the UK might offer them special status under a Brexit deal.

The government has said it will "carefully consider" the committee's proposals.
Labour backed the report, calling for an "end to discrimination" against non-EU migrants.

Under the current system, workers from the European Economic Area (EEA) - which includes all EU countries including the UK, as well as Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein - enjoy freedom of movement, travelling and working within the area without visas.

BBC      News.

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