10 November 2010
Government should scrap immigration cap for highly-skilled workers
The government may soon have to face up to an increased number of grievance cases made on the grounds of race discrimination, if one expert's comments are anything to go by.
According to Desmond Hudson, the chief executive of the Law Society, which represents Solicitors in all sectors across England and Wales, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance should consider scrapping its immigration cap altogether instead of simply making a few alterations to it.
Mr Hudson stated that Britain's competitiveness in terms of the way it is perceived overseas will be impacted negatively until the upper limit on the number of people who can move to the nation to work is removed.
"Any cap on highly-skilled workers in the UK sends the wrong message to markets across the world, putting our competitiveness at risk," he added.
The expert went on to say that "tweaking the cap" will result in the country no longer being seen worldwide as a hotbed of commercial services.