06 March 2008

Point based system set to be a 'success' for UK immigration

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The new point based system (PBS) for UK immigration will be a "successful innovation" for larger businesses, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). The organisation has praised the new system but also warned that it may be harder for small businesses to take advantage of UK immigration.

Neil Carberry, senior policy advisor at the CBI, said: "The PBS provides a flexible way to manage migration, but it is important that small forms are not priced out. For larger firms the PBS is likely to be a successful innovation, but for smaller firms with less HR capacity, the higher fees and higher responsibilities will be a challenge." The scheme was introduced at the end of last month in an attempt to ensure that people moving to the country through UK immigration have the right skills.

The CBI is a lobbying organisation for businesses in the UK and works with the government and policy-makers in order to try and make British businesses compete more effectively.

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