The UK Coalition government will today be announcing a cap on the number of skilled workers that will be allowed into the UK from outside the EU. Last year approximately 50,000 tier one (highly skilled) visas were issued. Next year this could be reduced to 43,000, a 14% reduction.
Guernsey has its own work permit legislation to enable access to Guernsey for certain categories of highly-skilled migrants (e.g. commercial lawyers and fund accountants). We contacted them this morning and they had no knowledge of any plans to reduce the number of work permits available in Guernsey.
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