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United Kingdom To Introduce New Controls to Help Protect its Workforce

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The UK government has accepted the recommendation made by the Migration Advisory Committee to tighten up rules controlling skilled workers that are allowed to take up jobs in the UK under its point-based system so as to further support British workers and to give them an opportunity to apply first for jobs before hiring skilled workers from outside Europe.

From 2010, all jobs in the UK will need to be advertised for 4 weeks (extended from 2 weeks) in Jobcenter Plus to British workers before companies can hire non-European workers.

Additional measures that will be undertaken to protect jobs for the British workforce will be extending the qualifying period for overseas workers who want to transfer for work at their company’s UK office as well an increase of minimum salary that qualifies a skilled worker to be eligible to work in the UK from 17,000 to 20,000 Pounds Sterling.

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Written by MithrasLaw

September 14, 2009 at 4:07 pm

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