BRITAIN EYES MORE SKILLED WORKERS
LONDON British Home Secretary Sajid Javid will announce Thursday an immigration overhaul that will enable thousands more highly-skilled immigrants to come to the U.K. in the runup to Brexit.
Businesses and employers will be able to recruit an extra 8,000 skilled immigrants a year from other professions, including IT experts, engineers and teachers, effectively increasing the cap by 40 per cent.
The Home Secretary is expected to announce that foreign doctors and nurses from outside the EU will be excluded from the “tier 2” visa cap to ensure the NHS can attract the “brightest and best” while giving business a higher allocation.
It will represent Javid’s first major immigration policy and indicates that ministers are now prepared to project Britain as a more global country, open to business from beyond the EU after Brexit.