• Thursday, December 08, 2022


May ‘to promise immigration curb’

Manifesto: British prime minister Theresa May will launch her manifesto today (Reuters)

By: Rithika Siddhartha

BRITISH prime minister Theresa May will today (18) promise to crack down on immigration from outside the European Union as she unveils the Conservative Party’s manifesto, the BBC reported. May will promise to “bear down on immigration from outside the EU” by asking firms to pay more to hire migrant workers. The prime minister is expected to announce extra costs for employers choosing to hire non-EU workers for skilled jobs by doubling the “skills charge”. Under the current scheme, small companies pay £364 a year in skills charge, while medium to large ones pay up to £1,000. Migrant workers will…

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