The UK Work Visas were offered at the record level in 2018 after 2009. This has been revealed by the latest statistics of the UK Government for immigration. The patterns of hiring are changing due to Brexit according to the experts.
In the year ending September 2018, the number of UK Work Visas offered to non-EU workers increased by 5%. It was in comparison with the previous year. The figures reached 171, 679 as per the statistics of the UK Home Office. The increase was largely accredited to a 7% increase in Tier 2 Visas. The majority of these or 55% were offered to Indian citizens, as quoted by the Guardian.
Y-Axis Immigration Expert Usha Rajesh said that the latest figures imply that the recruiters are seeking skills beyond the EU. The large portion of the increase in UK Work Visas was due to clients from India. These brought over IT staff to work on Insurance and Finance projects, said Ms. Rajesh.
The Immigration Expert further added that the UK is an economy that is expanding constantly for many years now. The native population here is getting much older and the unemployment rate is very low. The labor market is thus strained, she added.
The shortages of skills and labor in the UK are already increasing now evidently said, Usha Rajesh. If in case immigration is decreased in this context, this will enhance the existing constraints on growth, she said.
The REC – Recruitment and Employment Confederation has released a white paper recently. It has cautioned that the UK Public Sector is facing up to 7 years of shortages of skills. This is now further endorsed by the latest statistics for immigration. The employers are already struggling to get the workers and skills that they need, added REC.
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