Success! The Government has amended the cap so that the UK stops turning away skilled workers with job offers in their thousands.
After CaSE published the FOI figures showing that in Dec-Mar the UK refused visas for 200 teachers 400 engineers 1200 tech 1500 doctors 360 healthcare workers with job offers due to Tier 2 visa cap, there has been headline news coverage of this issue. Sustained and coordinated pressure from CaSE and others raised the profile of the impact of continued refusals resulting in the amendment announced by the Government. Full comment, analysis, data and calls below.
29 June 2018
A long read from Naomi Weir on how the Home Office have handled Parliamentary scrutiny of the tier 2 cap. In short, they must do better.
14 June 2018
CaSE responds to expected announcement of changes to the Tier 2 cap
04 June 2018
CaSE has responded to the Home Secretary's comments on yesterday's Andrew Marr show, indicating that he would take a 'fresh look' at the Home Office's visa cap on the number of skilled workers coming to the UK.
04 June 2018
Following the Home Secretary's comments on taking a 'fresh look' at the Tier 2 visa cap, Deputy Director Naomi Weir examines the Government's immigration policy and suggests what might happen next