New Zealand attempts to stop UK immigration changes

- Posted in United Kingdom by Visa Bureauon 11 March 2008

Prime Minister Helen Clarke told Newstalk ZB: "Since the huge expansion of the European Union... Britain has had a very great number of people come to settle and live there and of course that puts pressure on housing and services." She added that New Zealand people are a "relatively small" part of the flow into Britain. Ms Clarke concluded that she thinks the New Zealand people who move to Britain through UK immigration are an "overwhelmingly positive flow".

A new points-based system recently came into force in the UK, designed to ensure only skilled people are allowed to enter the country.

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