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UKHCA Media Release

UKHCA calls on the Government to address their new immigration system - 03/11/2020

UKHCA, along with eight other organisations, are calling on the Government to address their new immigration system, including:

* Expanding the shortage occupation list

* Reducing the salary threshold to the living wage

* Exempting employers from the immigration skills charge

Link to the full briefing here

Commenting on the briefing, UKHCA's Policy Director Colin Angel said:

“Government has recently rejected the Migration Advisory Committee’s recommendations about the Shortage Occupation List, at least for the foreseeable future. Although the shortage list would have had limited application for many social care employers, some would have found it extremely helpful in sourcing candidates from outside the UK for hard-to-fill roles, including live-in homecare.

“From January 2021, social care employers face a sudden restriction requiring them to recruit from the domestic workforce. The recommendations from IPPR are an important contribution to how the UK’s migration system could work more effectively in sectors which are known to face recruitment challenges. Government needs to consider the recommendations thoroughly.”

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