UK imposes new permanent immigration quota

| 24/11/2010

(Miami Herald): Britain will impose a tough annual limit on the number of non-Europeans allowed to work in the UK and slash visas for overseas students as it seeks to dramatically reduce immigration, the government said Tuesday.Home Secretary Theresa May told the House of Commons that the number of non-EU nationals permitted to work in the U.K. from April 2011 will be capped at about 22,000 – a reduction of about one-fifth from 2009. But thousands of people who are allowed to work in Britain on intracompany transfers aren’t included in those figures – or under the new quota.

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