What You Need To Know About Rishi Sunak’s Proposed Changes To Immigration Law In The UK
With new prime minister, Rishi Sunak, being appointed in October the new cabinet will likely continue Liz Truss work around changes to immigration law.
Loosening restrictions on immigration laws
The former Prime Minister Liz Truss announced plans in the works to loosen restrictions surrounding immigration visas to boost the UK economy. The Home Secretary Suella Braverman claim to hear the demand from UK industries for more skilled migrant workers to create easier to access routes to the UK. This is driven by more and more industries facing staff shortages with millions of products going to waste as a result. These factors, however, have shown an increased need to introduce more migrant workers into UK hospitality businesses.
A source from No 10: “We need to put measures in place so that we have the right skills that the economy, including the rural economy, needs to stimulate growth. As the prime minister has made clear, we also want to see people who are economically inactive get back into work.”
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Downing Street has not denied that the former Prime Minister’s plans liberalise routes to improve the system on how foreign workers move to the UK for work.
With Rishi Sunak Re-Appointing Suella Braverman, it suggest he is continuing to implement the immigration policies of his predecessor.
How does this affect you?
Whether you’re looking for a long-term commitment or a seasonal opportunity, these changes to immigration law could provide more opportunities for entry into the UK.
Liz Truss has pledged to tackle the labour shortages in the farming industry with a short-term expansion to the seasonal worker’s visa scheme.
The seasonal worker visa will make a significant difference all year round, from Christmas to the harvesting season. In the first half of 2022, the UK saw 60m worth of food wasted due to a lack of workers. By implementing these changes to the seasonal worker’s visa, the UK can significantly reduce this amount in the coming year.
“We will make it easier for farmers and growers to access the workers they need, with a short-term expansion to the seasonal worker’s scheme, while working with industry to address longer-term skills shortages,” says Liz Truss. You can find out more about the seasonal worker visa here.