The British government is to introduce a raft of new measures, including raising the minimum salary for a skilled worker to £20,000, to ensure that resident workers can have every opportunity to fill vacancies before they are offered to workers abroad, the Home Secretary announced this week
The government has accepted the recommendations made last month by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to tighten up the rules controlling when skilled workers are allowed to take jobs in the under the points-based system.
From next year all jobs must be advertised to British workers in Jobcentre Plus for four weeks – extended from two weeks – before companies can seek to employ non EU/EEA individuals.
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