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UK High earners migration cap to go

16 February 2011

Non-European Union workers earning more than £150,000 a year are to be excluded from the government’s immigration cap.Scientists will also be given “a significant advantage” in coming to the UK as firms attempt to fill jobs where there are staff shortages.Immigration minister Damian Green said the UK had to “attract the brightest and the best” to promote recovery. Intra-company trasfers have already been exempted from the cap after pressure from business.The government has said it wants to cut the overall non-EU immigration limit from about 200,000 to “tens of thousands” by 2015. This will be split into monthly allocations with...

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