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Number of Skilled Migrants Unaffected by Brexit


Despite fears regarding skilled recruitment from abroad post Brexit, it has not had the negative effect anticipated.  In the first six months post Brexit inter-company transfer visa’s were up 3% on the previous year.
Expert opinion has stated that specialist staff from abroad are often able to fill specific gaps in the employment market that simply cannot be met by British workers hence the reason that the exit has had such limited effect. 
The UK government is being urged to consider overseas skilled workers in their Brexit negotiations in an effort not to cut off Britain from an extremely important resource for the economy, as studies of professionals in the UK still show a major concern regarding reduced access to talent in the event of what is being termed as a ‘hard’ Brexit.  However it is definite that migration of unskilled workers will be targeted.

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