US News Home office floats £1,000 levy on recruiting EU workers

17:10  11 january  2017
17:10  11 january  2017 Source:   MSN

Biggest rail union ends London Underground strike talks

  Biggest rail union ends London Underground strike talks Hopes of a last minute deal to avert planned strikes have been dashed.But a second union is still meeting the company to discuss a dispute over jobs and ticket office closures.

To use this site, please use a supported browser.

We'll be back soon! ‘Industries still facing difficulties in recruiting Syrian workers ’.

  Home office floats £1,000 levy on recruiting EU workers © Provided by CityAM

Employers could face a £1,000 charge for every EU worker they recruit under plans being considered by the Home Office.

Immigration minister Robert Goodwill revealed the shocking plans earlier today in a House of Lords subcommittee looking at post-Brexit migration rules.

Goodwill claimed the charge would "be helpful to British workers who feel they are overlooked".

"In April this year we are also bringing in the immigration skills charge for non-EEA skilled workers. If you want to recruit an Indian computer programmer on a four year contract on top of the existing visa charges and the resident labour market test there will be £1,000 per year," Goodwill told peers.

"So for a four-year contract that employer will need to pay a £4,000 immigration skills charge. That is something that currently applies to non-EU and it has been suggested to us that it could be applied to EU."

The Home Office has been contacted for comment.

Boris Johnson faces uproar with 'WW2-style punishment' warning to Francois Hollande .
British foreign secretary made the controversial comments during a two-day trip to India.The UK's top diplomat, on a two-day visit to India from Wednesday (18 January), was asked about comments by an aide to Hollande, who said that the UK should not expect a better trading relationship with the EU after leaving it.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

Comments:

comments powered by HyperComments
This is interesting!