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Migrant Workers: NHS and Social Workers

Home Office written question – answered on 28th March 2019.

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Photo of Clive Lewis Clive Lewis Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) NHS workers and (b) care workers can be recruited from (i) EU and (ii) non-EU countries after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Clive Lewis Clive Lewis Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that care workers from EU Member States can work in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

In December 2018, the Government set out its proposals in “the UK’s future Skills-based Immigration System” White Paper. The White Paper proposals include a new route for skilled workers which will be open to anyone at RQF level 3 and above, irrespective of where they are applying from. This route will not be capped allowing all of those who meet our requirements to come to the UK.

The White Paper also includes a transitional route for temporary workers which will be open to anyone from qualifying countries, wishing to fill positions at any skill level, for up to 12 months. We do not intend to impose a cap on the number of people wishing to use the route.

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