The Law Society’s Immigration Law Committee (ILC) has warned that the government’s commitment to reducing net migration to the UK will do long-term damage to the competitiveness of UK law firms and restrict their ability to develop business internationally.
The ILC’s stark warning is a reflection of the current mood in the UK. The government’s cap on non-EEA migrants leave to stay in the UK to five years is inhibiting British businesses from attracting the best in the world.
The ILC has stated that this restriction and numerous recent changes to the points-based-system have created confusion for employers and migrants alike. The ILC warns that the longer term impact is likely to make UK law firms less competitive in the global marketplace. British businesses are likely to share these concerns and question whether the government’s immigration policy is stifling badly needed growth.
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