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Theresa May To Charge Firms Employing Skilled Migrants £1,000 Levy

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Theresa May to charge firms employing skilled migrants £1,000 levy

Link:http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jan/19/theresa-may-to-charge-firms-employing-skilled-migrants-1000-levy

Not sure how this affect wages. Usually migrants work for less money (they can as they don't have to buy a house in UK). They live in shared accommodations try to save money and move on. A local person who has to raise a family here may find it hard to work on same wages.

Edited by Fairyland

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More levvies Tax

This sort of taxation is just passed on to customers.

Customers pat more tax.

It's called a HIDDEN TAX.

There are not end of these.

Edited by TheCountOfNowhere

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What about unskilled foreign labour?

But then what about companies that export their skilled labour to foreign lands and just don't undertake the work in the UK any more?

Or even what about people who refuse to purchase items made using UK labour, and who instead insist on using foreign labour to manufacture their goods?

Lots more options for Ms May.

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Presumably employers will then encourage such migrants to apply for citizenship/dual citizenship as soon as they qualify (and continue to pay the same low wages). Whereas before many skilled migrants might not have previously bothered.

So it will eventually tend to embed them in the UK rather than to reduce the numbers.


The committee that the package could lead to a cut in skilled migration by 27,600 or 20% of the current flow of skilled migrants from outside Europe each year.

Statistically the numbers will still reduce because they'll then come under the British category rather than the migrant category but they'll still be living in Britain.

Edited by billybong

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So will the 1000 quid go to train british people to do the skilled jobs so that we don't have to import people?

Dont be daft...It'll go to pay pensions and keep the mega bubble going.

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It really is beyond a joke. They want to make it increasingly difficult to bring in skilled people whilst encouraging as many Eastern European car washers as possible to enter the country. When will the lunacy end?

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It really is beyond a joke. They want to make it increasingly difficult to bring in skilled people whilst encouraging as many Eastern European car washers as possible to enter the country. When will the lunacy end?

Well they are EU citizens like you or I, not "migrants" at all. We are all entitled to work wherever we like, just like Scots, Irish, Welsh, Yorkshire or people from Bristol. No difference at all.

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Well they are EU citizens like you or I, not "migrants" at all. We are all entitled to work wherever we like, just like Scots, Irish, Welsh, Yorkshire or people from Bristol. No difference at all.

You had four nationalities there. Why did you need to add Bristol?

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She can charge the Bank of England, for a start, for importing a new Governor.

Whilst she's there, she can charge Parliament too for Non-Resident MPs

Edited by msi

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really.

it should be much,much easier than that.

1) employer wants foreign employee...employer should be liable for ALL healthcare+ NI (ni err+ni ee) costs for minimum 5 years.

I don't have a problem with skilled people coming here, as long as

a)their employer thinks they are skilled enough and puts their money where their mouth is

B) the employee learns the rules of the country, and abides by them.

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More levvies Tax

This sort of taxation is just passed on to customers.

Customers pat more tax.

It's called a HIDDEN TAX.

There are not end of these.

The tax is on the transaction between the supplier - the employee - and the consumer - the employer.

The employer pays it, but it will also fall, partly, on the employee who will have to take reduced wages.

Some fraction might, ultimately, be passed through to the consumer. However, given that the tax only falls on foreign employees, anyone attempting to pass on the cost can be undercut by a company not employing foreign workers. This will tend to reduce that impact.

I'd guess that, given the huge availability of hardly-skilled workers, the impact will be on their wages primarily.

It's stupid to have a knee-jerk response to the word tax, given that so many state impositions aren't called taxes and so many charges are.

In this case, all restrictions on freedom of movement to the UK act as a tax - requirements to fill out forms, pass tests, have minimum qualifications and so on.

It goes without saying that any immigrant wanting to work in the UK is required to pay money to a UK landlord, or landowner, or have someone pay it for them.

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