Immigration caps make life difficult for some companies

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Just got this in from corporate law firm Dundas & Wilson in regards to the government changing immigration rules.

As there is a debate going on in this blog I will try and post the views of as many people as possible.

Dundas & Wilson says:

 "...employers are yet again having to deal with moving the goal posts on immigration rules. Changes to the immigration system are inevitable as a result of the Coalition Agreement however the imposition of the temporary cap and the forthcoming permanent cap make it much more difficult for employers to keep up with the changes and to plan their resourcing. Some employers may have their recruitment plans impacted by this new cap possibly leaving them with skills shortages in certain areas.

The Information and Communications sector as a whole in the UK employs around 9000 sponsored migrant workers."   

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"The Information and Communications sector as a whole in the UK employs around 9000 sponsored migrant workers."

Plus another 80,000 inexperienced semi-skilled intra-company transfers imported in the last 3 years. If employers want skilled workers, they should start talking to HR departments the major companies who are firing UK-based IT staff in their thousands.

As a recruitment process out-sourcer in Australia, we're seeing some reaction already on current contracts - some contraction in the resources the client wants to pay for, and therefore some contraction in our margins.

But we're also seeing more companies approaching us about an outsourced solution over the last 2 months. And so far there is no talk at all from current clients of ending any agreements, even if they are down-scaling them.

It is unlikely that this visa hike will increase offshoring, and any new offshoring for the next few months would have already been planned before the hike.

Any increased interest in offshoring in the last few months would have pre-dated this hike.

Even if all the extra costs for a three year visa were passed on to customers then it would only be a 0.5% increase in charges.

It is unlikely that this visa hike will increase offshoring, and any new offshoring for the next few months would have already been planned before the hike.

Any increased interest in offshoring in the last few months would have pre-dated this hike.

Even if all the extra costs for a three year visa were passed on to customers then it would only be a 0.5% increase in charges.

It is unlikely that this visa hike will increase offshoring, and any new offshoring for the next few months would have already been planned before the hike.

Any increased interest in offshoring in the last few months would have pre-dated this hike.

Even if all the extra costs for a three year visa were passed on to customers then it would only be a 0.5% increase in charges

I expect Infosys etc are secretly pleased. It makes the other 50/50 rule proposed by Grassley, Durbin, Schumer etc less likely i.e. that companies with more than 50% non-Americans would not be able to bring in anyone extra at all.

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