UK imposes more restrictions on Indian workers

The British government has introduced a policy where Indian workers will require the approval of their employers to come to UK.

The British government has introduced a policy where Indian workers will require the approval of their employers to come to UK. 
 
As per current law, workers can bring family members if they meet certain criteria, including crossing a certain salary threshold.
 
However, the policy has kept the immigration rights of Indians and other non-EU citizens on par with the rights of EU citizens in the UK.
 
The system is meant to give priority to highly skilled workers.
 
The move is one of the biggest in UK immigration system in decades, said Prime Minister Theresa May in a statement. 
 
She was delivering her address at the Conservative Party conference.
 
According a European Union principle, citizens of a member country can work in other member countries, without a permit, reside there and stay on even after employment has ended. Britain will end the “freedom of movement once and for all,” May was quoted as saying. 
 
“The system is already extremely restrictive for workers from India and this is going to make it even more so,” Harsev Bains of the Indian Workers Association was quoted as saying. 
 
The government said it would introduce a “swift system of e-gate visa checks for tourists and visitors coming for short stay business trips from all low-risk countries.” 
 
It is unlikely that India would be included in this list.
 
Source: The Businessline

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