Higher than half of the British organizations with international staff worry that they would be punished by the government’s proposals for a post-Brexit system of immigration, as per the survey announced on 9 July 2019.
50 percent of 380 firms polled in the survey conducted by the British Chambers of Commerce (B.C.C) and Indeed, a job site said that they would be negatively influenced by an increase of existing minimum salary threshold of UK for skilled workers from European Union outside to include all migrant workers next to Brexit.
57% of said they would be worried by plans for a one year work and residency restriction on lower-skilled immigrants.
Companies in many areas are finding it more difficult to recruit workers with the appropriate skills, an economist, Pawel Adrjan, at Indeed, told.
Similar to any open economy, migration routes are one way to deliver that pressure valve, but as per the survey, current proposals do not appear to flex and move depending on organizations’ requirements.
The construction and healthcare sectors, in specific, required more flexibility, he told.
Stringent migration has been primary to the UK PM Theresa May's Brexit proposals. Since the 2016 referendum EU, when concerns about immigration were broadly seen as a factor behind the vote to exit the bloc.
Interior minister of Britain, Sajid Javid last month requested an advisory committee to see again at its plan for a salary limit for skilled migrant workers £ 30,000 per year which could eliminate paramedics, chefs, lab technicians, and junior doctors.
British firms are already finding it hard to hire many skilled categories of workers after unemployment in Britain dropped to its weakest rate since the 1970s.
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