UK to halve foreign workforce

| 23/02/2009

(Times Online): Tens of thousands of skilled immigrants from outside the EU are to be barred from entering the country to tackle public concern that British workers are losing out to foreigners in the recession. Rules governing the entry of highly skilled immigrants are to be tightened and an official advisory committee has been asked to consider whether curbs should be placed on the number of other skilled workers allowed in. Ministers will also make it easier to deport EU citizens convicted of violent, sexual and drugs offences. Go to article

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