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What the UK’s new annual immigration limit means for business


UK Home Secretary Theresa May recently made the long awaited announcement regarding the limits for workers from outside Europe which will come into effect in April 2011.

, interim limits were brought into effect to prevent a surge of applications in advance of the new permanent limits. These interim limits have challenged those employers whose recruitment needs can be met only by skilled labour from outside Europe,

Although the Government states that the introduction of an annual limit will allow Britain to remain competitive in the international jobs market, employers' experiences of the interim cap introduced in July 2010 may think otherwise.

This briefing from UK law firm Eversheds has the details.

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