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Britain Needs A Positive Migration Policy Says Peer

11 Nov 2012

 

Lord Gus O'Donnell. Photo Credit: H.M. Home Civil Service  

UK ‘shooting itself in the foot’ on immigration policy

By Charles Kelly 

The UK government is “shooting itself in the foot” and should change its immigration policy to boost economic growth, says Lord O’Donnell, the former head of the British civil service.

Although retired, Lord O’Donnell is still an influential figure. He said the annual limit on skilled workers from outside the EU, which the current coalition introduced in 2011, was a “big barrier to growth” that deprives the UK of talented people.

In an article for The Times on Thursday, he wrote:

“The first thing the government can do to help growth is to stop shooting itself in the foot.” .

The UK government’s wants to slash net migration from the current level of 240,000 to a figure in the ‘tens of thousands’ by 2015.

But this looks increasingly unlikely with EU immigration still growing and UK work restrictions on Bulgarians and Romanians set to end in 2014.

Croatia will join the EU on 1 July 2013 and the government has already introducing ‘transitional arrangement’ legislation, ‘European Union (Croatian Accession) Bill’, in Parliament to restrict free movement of labour or the right to freely work in the UK.

The cap has faced strong opposition from universities, which believe that non-EU students should be excluded from the net migration targets, businesses and Business Secretary Vince Cable who has said it is damaging the UK economy.

Britain is a trading nation and London an international city where companies from all over the world have chosen as their base. 

If these companies cannot recruit the brightest and best to work in their UK offices, they will simply relocate to a more immigration friendly environment.

Lord Gus O’Donnell was appointed as Cabinet Secretary under the Blair government, which expanded immigration and the UK’s international student market.

During the Blair years, the UK enjoyed growth and prosperity until the world banking crisis in 2008.

If you need any immigration advice or are worried about the new immigration rules or need help with Sponsorship or Tier 2, Tier 4, applying for university if your college has closed down, Visa, ILR, Settlement, Citizenship, Dependant Visa or an Appeal against a UK Border Agency or British Embassy refusal, or if you have been waiting for a reply from the Home Office for longer than a year, please email: 

info@immigrationmatters.co.uk or visit www.immigrationmatters.co.uk for free immigration news updates.

Majestic College offer special packages for EU students. They also have a number of employers looking for staff right now and are willing to employ Bulgarians and Romanians. UK jobs are available in the care industry.

For more information call Joanna on  0208 207 1020  or email: info@majesticcollege.org 

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