THE UK has agreed to tighten its cap on migration from outside the UK, but committed not to limit intra-company transfer of qualified employees...
From 2011 onwards the number of skilled and highly skilled workers from outside the European Economic Area allowed to move to the
UK will be capped at 21,700 – that is 22.5% fewer than the equivalent
figure in 2009.
However, in a victory to multinational companies who had been lobbying hard against limits on their ability to transfer staff between
global offices, there will be no limit on intra-company transfer of
staff earning £40,000/y or more.
The limit is the highest of a range of options recommended to the government by independent migration advisors. Advisors had recommended
curbing immigration at 43,700. That is 6300 less than the 50,000 skilled
immigrants from outside the EU who arrived in the UK in 2009. However,
the 50,000 arrivals also included 22,000 who were transferred between
company offices, hence these 22,000 were subtracted from the maximum.
Following David Cameron’s pledge to dramatically reduce immigration the number of foreign student visas will be cut to 120,000.
Home Secretary, Theresa May, unveiled plans yesterday to limit that number of skilled non-European
workers allowed to enter Britain to 21,700. Staff with transfer jobs under the
same employer in England will be excluded. This allows for a total of between
35,000 and 40,000 skilled workers to enter Britain.
Foreign students make up 60 per cent of migrants to Britain. Therefore, May stated that in the
future only those applying for degree courses will be issued a
No place for people enroling into fake schools to run away and hussle
May explained to Parliament that a quarter of those issued visas to study below degree level
were unaccounted for. She believes students at these lower levels of education
have been abandoning school in favor of living and working. May stated that this
must be stopped.
At last measures being taken to stop the fake applications
It is estimated that 40 per cent of the 300,000 current student visas are for education below the degree
level. May announced that under this new scheme visas would only be issued for
universities, further education colleges and a few specially selected
Also student fees will rise which will make paying difficult.
Universities in England will be able to charge tuition fees of up to £9,000 per year from 2012, as the government transfers much of the cost of
courses from the state to students.
Fees will rise to £6,000, with an upper tier of £9,000 That is N2,139,890
Fees should be payed up front for full tuition which is not refundable to prevent husslers leaving after first term to work.
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