11/22/10, BBC, "UK government agrees on non-EU skilled migration cap"
"The government will cap the number of non-EU skilled migrants allowed to enter the UK at about 43,000 next year, down 13% on 2009, the BBC understands.
- Staff transferred by their companies from another country will be exempt if their salary is more than £40,000....
He added that consultation on proposals to cut the number of non-degree level students coming to the UK would be published soon but have not yet got cross-coalition agreement.
- And in the new year, ministers will produce proposals to
reduce the number of family members who can join immigrants already living in the UK.
The 43,000 cap from next April will be 13% lower than 2009's figure but the highest figure recommended by the independent migration advisory committee last week.
- It recommended that the number of migrant workers coming to the UK from outside the EU should be
- cut by between 13% and 25% next year.
However, it added that even this would contribute only 20% to the government's
- target of reducing UK immigration to "tens of thousands".
The other 80% cut would have to come from student and family migration, it added."...