MacLachlan, Rob
May 2011
People Management;May2011, p3
The author explores how the British government's permanent immigration cap may adversely affect the British economy in the long run. Work permits to be issued to non-European Union (EU) nationals will be limited to 21,700 in 2012, a decline from the more than 55,000 given in 2009. Executives from Great Britain-based global companies are expressing concern about the stricter immigration cap's impact on their ability to recruit the best employees. The benefits that accrue to a society that has open borders and open minds are also discussed.


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