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Category: Freedom & Security

  • October 28, 2010

    Flexibility on Immigration

    The wisdom of the Coalition’s strict monthly cap on skilled immigration is the hottest topic for many of my commercial constituents. For multinational businesses, a liberal immigration policy is the litmus test for the proposition that the UK is ‘open for business’. Surely, my associates suggest, a cap is at odds with the government’s passionate commitment to economic growth. The apparent softening of the government’s stance on the cap this week to reflect this widely-held sentiment has been subject to press criticism...