Foreign lawyers face new bar to UK entry after Govt immigration cap
Law firms are set to face new restrictions on international recruitment in the wake of the UK Government's announcement of a cap on the immigration of skilled workers. The changes to the points-based immigration system - announced yesterday and published in full today (24 November) - include the removal of the tier one general category for highly-skilled workers, which will restrict the movement of migrants from outside of the European Economic Area from April next year. The tier one general category has been widely used by law firms to bring in new recruits from overseas.
Law firms are set to face new restrictions on international recruitment in the wake of the UK Government’s announcement of a cap on the immigration of skilled workers.
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