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London First responds to Government's immigration paper
13 July 2020
Commenting on the new immigration paper, Director of Strategy and Policy John Dickie said:
“Enabling students to stay in the UK when they finish their studies to work is good for London, the UK and our post-coronavirus economy.
“The Government has rightly recognised the vital role the social care system plays in society and should go further by completely removing the skills threshold for that sector to relieve the enormous pressure on social care.
“There remains an ongoing risk that businesses, still reeling from the pandemic, will struggle to adapt to the increased bureaucracy and costs of changes to the immigration system so we’d urge the Government to consider a two-year temporary visa to smooth the return to growth.
“It is a sad fact that unemployment will rise as a result of the pandemic, disproportionately affecting young people, so it’s critical that we see a full-throated push to re-skill those out of work, so they can re-join the UK workforce quickly.”
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