28 June 2010

Indian professionals to oppose UK immigration cap

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An influential group representing professionals and highly skilled workers are planning to challenge the temporary annual UK immigration cap.

Director of Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) Forum, Amit Kapadia, said the group will oppose and lobby against any illogical UK immigration cap number.  

Indians have been among the largest group of professionals recruited in the IT, medicine, education and services sector every year, and are the group most likely to be drastically affected by the cap.

The UK immigration cap will affect all non-EU citizens wanting to live and work in the UK.

The UK immigration cap has been opposed by British business and industry, with London Mayor Boris Johnson expressing concerns that the cap would affect the City dramatically.

"A crude cap could be very detrimental to the free movement of the talented, creative and enterprising people who have enabled London to be such a dominant global force," a spokesperson for the Mayor said.


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