Liz Truss, the UK's Prime Minister has said that she wants to make it easier for companies and workers from abroad.
The UK is facing a post-Brexit labour shortage in multiple industries, and plans are being drawn up to help solve the problem. Liz Truss has announced that she will be making it easier for companies who need temporary staff from abroad on short-term placements.
It is said that the new prime minister wants to streamline “intra-company transfers” under which a company moves skilled workers into Britain from abroad on temporary basis.
However, while she wants to crack down on “unskilled” immigration and is also concerned about an influx of people entering the country as relatives of students from overseas.Allies
Employers are complaining about the costs and difficulty of using intra-company transfers despite recent efforts by ministers to streamline this process. Business groups include TheCityUK, which has also stressed that businesses must pay £1,000 as immigration skills charge each year in order for their employees’ work permit applications to be processed.
Along these lines, the UK has pushed for reciprocal youth mobility arrangements with the EU. The scheme allows adults under 30 from Australia, Canada and New Zealand to live in Britain for up two years while they work here too!
For the future of their operations in UK, multinational companies in financial services will find Britain’s planned move ” hugely reassuring.”Miles Celic – Chief Executive of TheCityUK
International banks, asset managers, and insurers have been focused on restoring the ability to move staff in and out of London since Brexit.
International Financial Capital is a global financial organization that has a goal to continue to work towards attracting the best talent from abroad because it will help us remain competitive. This is good for the United Kingdom as well!Celic
It is important to create a plan that will work for everyone. The UK’s largest employer organization, CBI, said they look forward with anticipation as details come out of this new initiative!
The CBI has said that many firms are facing the issue of skills and labour shortages, so any moves to make it easier for businesses to hire the people they need will be a step in the right direction.
Liz Truss has called for a review of the UK visa system, which would allow certain industries in need of labour to recruit from abroad. However, some cabinet members including Suella Braverman from home secretary are opposed and want tighter restrictions on immigration instead.
The government is looking to update their “shortage occupation list” that allows certain industries and corporations to bring in staff from overseas.
The UK farming industry is currently experiencing a shortage of staff, and Truss has announced that they will be lifting their caps on international workers.
The conservative party conference is coming up and there are too many low-skilled workers who have been entering Britain and also says there are many who come as family members of overseas students “piggybacking” onto their visas.
In 2019, 16 thousand Visas were granted to dependants of those studying in Britain. But according to Home Office Data over the past three years, that number has increased fivefold with 486 000 student visas issued during this time period and 81000 being issued to dependants of those studying in the UK.
The number of students from India and Nigeria has increased, which means they’re bringing more dependants with them.Madeleine Sumption – Director of Oxford university’s Migration Observatory
In her speech at the Tory conference, Braverman pledged that if elected Prime Minister she would use “every tool available” to stem the number of migrants crossing over to the United Kingdom on small boats.