November 24, 2010

UK to cut skilled non-EU immigrants by 13 pc: BBC

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* Non-EU skilled visas to be cut to 43,000 a year

* Issue divisive for Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition

LONDON: Britain is to cap the number of skilled workers entering the country from outside the European Union at 43,000 a year, down 13 percent from 2009, but at the higher end of recent proposals, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

Additionally, staff transferred by companies from another country would be exempt from the cap if they earned more than 40,000 pounds a year, the broadcaster said. The BBC gave no source for its report, and officials were not immediately available for comment. Read More »UK to cut skilled non-EU immigrants by 13 pc: BBC