The unemployed lack basic skills and a strong work ethic, encouraging companies to fill vacancies with immigrants, the Government has been told by a leading business representative, the Telegraph reports.
Immigration flows have hit their highest level for six years with numbers increasing from Eastern Europe, even from Bulgaria and Romania despite restrictions on working in the UK.
The Public and Commercial Services union is currently holding a 24-hour strike which will end this evening. The end times will vary as each port has different shift patterns, the UK Border Agency has announced.
Universities in England will have to compete against each other and private providers for a quarter of their student places, the BBC reports.
The UK Border Agency is setting up new arrangements for skilled workers who came here under work routes, such as Work Permits, or schemes that have now closed, in order to extend their stay in the UK to a total of 5 years.
The UK Border Agency is pushing ahead with further Immigration Rule changes coming into effect on 4 July 2011, which will have serious consequences for Tier 4 students studying at private colleges.
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