26 March 2008
Skilled UK immigration to rise
The number of migrant workers who are entering Britain is set to reach 212,000 this year, a new report has revealed. Research, for the recruitment company Harvey Nash has also revealed that people entering Britain through UK immigration contribute more than £36 billion to economic output. This figure is expected to rise to £49 billion by 2012.
Albert Ellis, Chief Executive of Harvey Nash, said: "Far from undermining the UK labour market, migration is vital to future economic stability, helping to fill in the gaps created by older and under-skilled workforces and make an important economic contribution." Harvey Nash is a global professional recruitment consultancy and is also an IT outsourcing provider. The report has suggested that there will be a total of 812,000 skilled migrants leaving in the UK in 2012 and the new UK immigration arrivals are expected to be appointed into jobs in computing, IT support and the NHS.
Anyone interested in getting a better understanding of their current position under UK visa regulations should request a call from a qualified UK Visa Bureau migration consultant to see if they are eligible for migration to the UK, or call direct on Freephone 0800 043 7011. Alternatively, HSMP visa hopefuls should try taking the HSMP online assessment.