Bosses face £1,000 non-EU worker charge

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Bosses should y an annual charge of £1,000 for every skilled hand brought in from outside Europe, migration advisers have understood the government.

The Migration Advisory Committee report said the proposal could solicit £250m to go towards helping train British-based workers in UK firms.

It also presented raising the minimum salary threshold for skilled workers coming to the UK by £9,200, to £30,000.

Priests are concerned about the rising number of “Tier 2” migrants.

There are also involved about com nies’ reliance on them to fill shortages in the labour store.

As such, the government asked the Migration Advisory Committee – the independent also clientage body which advises it on migration issues – to investigate possible transforms to Tier 2 visa requirements.

Currently, those wanting to work in the UK ought to be offered a starting salary of £20,800. There are some higher commencements specific to individual roles.

In 2014, 151,000 skilled workers and their dependants arrived in the UK or were conceded to stay on.

The committee said raising the salary threshold to £30,000 will-power have excluded almost 28,000 people in 2014 – or about 18% of the add up.

Image caption Nurses are likely to be among those stirred if the salary threshold rises to £30,000

The committee “strongly” supports the introduction of the designated Immigration Skills Charge to incentivise employers to reduce their dependence on migrant workers and encourage them to invest in training British blue-collar workers.

The committee also recommends tightening the rules on intra-com ny transfers – abroad staff working for the same com ny in the UK – which have risen “vastly rapidly” in recent years.

Professor Sir David Metcalf, committee chairman, clouted: “Skilled migrant workers make important contributions to shoving productivity and public finances, but this should be balanced against their possible im ct on the welfare of existing UK residents.

“Raising the cost of employing skilled vagrants via higher y thresholds, and the introduction of an immigration skills charge, should take to greater investment in UK employees and reduce the use of migrant labour.”

Businesses should be “size” that £30,000 was a reasonable figure and the £1,000 charge would be put helpless into good UK firms, such as Rolls Royce, he told BBC’s In seventh heaven at One.

Neil Carberry, of the business lobby group, CBI, said businesses agreed that pre ring British-based people to do jobs where there were shortages was the long-term discovery.

“But the question’s more complex than that,” he told the Midwife precisely at One.

“We live in a global economy, we have short-term skills shortages, but we also must multi-national com nies who frankly can base work in different countries and we appetite it to be attractive for these big com nies to come and invest in the UK and create jobs here.”

The immigration fortes charge is se rate to the apprenticeship levy, due to be enforced in April 2017, which is kicker by all medium and large com nies.

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