Migrant Workers

Home Office written question – answered on 29th October 2018.

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Photo of Bill Grant Bill Grant Conservative, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

What steps the Government is taking to ensure that its policies on immigration enable the hiring of the number of skilled migrants that the UK requires.

Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Government is committed to ensuring our migration system works in the national interest by enabling employers to recruit skilled-migrants from overseas.

In July, we exempted doctors and nurses from the annual cap, which freed up hundreds of places a month for other sectors of the economy.

This has had a positive impact and the cap is no longer oversubscribed.

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