Since the breakout of the United kingdom from the European Union, the move to cut cheap labor had been a major discussion in the Boris Johnson’s parliament.
However, the cheap labor that the country is looking for is a way to reduce immigrants from accessing the United kingdom and this might also be difficult for non English speaking countries.
The United kingdom is urging employers to “move away” from relying on “cheap labor” from Europe and invest in retaining staff and developing automation technology.
According to BBCnews; The Home Office said EU and non-EU citizens coming to the United Kingdom would be treated equally after UK-EU free movement ends on 31 December. According to Labor the “hostile environment” will make it hard to attract workers.
But Home Secretary Priti Patel said the new system would mean “the brightest and the best will be ready to come to the United Kingdom” The government, which said it had been planning to reduce overall migration to the United Kingdom , wants a “points-based” immigration system – because it promised in its election manifesto. Under the scheme, overseas workers who wanted to come back to the United Kingdom would need to speak English and has the offer of a skilled job with an “approved sponsor”. They would be awarded 50 points if they fulfil these criteria.
Immigrants would need to reach 70 points to be able to add the United Kingdom , with points also being awarded for qualifications, the salary on offer and working within a sector with shortages. But the government said it might not introduce a route for lower-skilled workers, urging businesses to “adapt and adjust” to the top of free movement between EU countries. Therefore, the UK.
“It is important, employers move away from a reliance on the UK’s immigration system as an alternative to invest in staff retention, productivity, and wider investment in technology and automation,” it said. Instead, the 3.2 million EU citizens who have applied to continue staying within the UK could help meet a labour market demands.
The government also pointed to a quadrupling of the scheme for seasonal workers in agriculture to 10,000, in addition as “youth mobility arrangements”, which permit 20,000 children to return to the UK each year While the CBI welcomed a number of the proposals, it said some firms would be “left wondering how they’re going to recruit the people needed to run their businesses”.
The business lobby group’s director general, Carolyn Fairbairn, said: “Firms know that hiring from overseas and investing within the skills of their workforce and new technologies isn’t an ‘either or’ choice – both are needed to drive the economy forward.” The UK Home care Association described the shortage of provision for low-paid workers within the proposals as “irresponsible”, with a spokesman saying they were “dismayed” by the government’s decision. “Cutting off the availability of prospective care workers under a replacement migration system will pave the way for more people waiting unnecessarily in hospital or going without care,” they added.
The government’s proposed immigration system represents a balancing act – broadening the bottom of skilled labor while restricting the flow of these seeking lower-skilled jobs. People eager to come to the United Kingdom from outside the EU will find rules are being relaxed, like scrapping the cap on skilled workers or the drop by minimum salary. But for EU migrants who are wont to moving freely between Britain and therefore, the continent, the new regime are going to be something of a shock.
Visitors can come for Six months without a visa, but they will not be ready to work, those with skills must have a employment offer and clear the 70 points hurdle, and there will be no working permits for migrants prepared to try to menial jobs in restaurants, hotels, care homes, and food processing plants.
There is some flexibility in the new structure. But the question is will it’s enough to stop labor shortages and corporations taking their business elsewhere? Following recommendations from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), the salary threshold for skilled workers eager to come to the United Kingdom would be lowered from £30,000 to £25,600.
The independent advisory body argued that lowering the edge would help recruit teachers and skilled NHS staff. Unlike the present system, applicants would even be ready to trade points. Those earning but £25,600, but quite £20,480, could still apply for visas if that they had employment during a “specific shortage occupation” or a Ph.D. relevant to the work. A list of shortage occupations would be kept under review by the MAC, the government said. Jobs currently on the MAC’s Shortage Occupation List include civil engineers, medical practitioners, nurses, psychologists and ballets dancers.
Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott said the salary threshold system would “need to possess numerous exemptions, for the NHS, for social care and lots of parts of the private sector, that it will be meaningless”. She added: “Ultimately, it’ll even be very difficult to draw in the workers, we’d like in the least skill levels while the Tories’ hostile environment is in situ . It needs to go.” Under the new plan, there would not be an overall cap on the amount of skilled workers who could inherit the United Kingdom – one among the areas praised by the CBI.
Following recommendations from MAC, the definition of skilled workers would even be expanded to incorporate those educated at A-level, not just at a graduate level, as was previously the case. But waiting staff roles would be far away from the list of skilled occupations, while new additions would come with carpenters, plasterers, and childminders.
To study within the UK, overseas students would wish the offer of an area at an academic institution, need to know English, and be ready to show, they will support themselves. Changes to the system would be implemented through an immigration bill needing approval from MPs and peers to return into force. Liberal Democrat home affairs spokeswoman Christine Jardine said the proposals were supported “xenophobia”. The SNP’s immigration spokesman, Stuart McDonald called them a “half-finished and disastrous one-size-fits-no-one policy”.
The new immigration policy seem to be selective and directional to the middle East considering the position of the UK prior to Brexit while ISIS was a thing of concern.
The policy is very particular about who comes in and who goes out. It wouldn’t be a challenge if it was for those looking for permanent stay in the United kingdom but extending this arm to those that would like to study in the UK is too intense.
The rest of the non English speaking European countries could also make policies that will affect the UK. Besides a country cannot survive on her own.
This policy is nothing but a move to reduce the movement of radical Muslims from the United kingdom just as President Trump is looking for an opportunity to flush out radical Muslims.