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Thursday, May 17, 2018

1,600 IT workers and engineers denied UK visas

They were denied because the number applying exceeded the monthly limit allowed to enter the UK.

Critics argue that the immigration policy will hamper the government's efforts to develop a high-tech economy.

1,600 IT workers and engineers denied UK visas

The government said it was important that employers look to recruit from the UK before looking overseas.

The figures were obtained by the Campaign for Science and Engineering (Case).

Case's executive director, Dr Sarah Main, said that job offers in areas where there were clear shortages, such as science and engineering, should be exempt from the Home Office cap.

"The tragedy is that this policy doesn't work for anyone: the government, employers or the public," she said.

"The government repeats its mantra that Britain should be open to the brightest and the best, and yet this policy specifically rejects those people."

 

Read more at the BBC.