After May’s dramatic UK General Election results, the new Coalition Government has announced its first set of policies. Taking place on 25 May 2010, the Queen’s Speech traditionally follows a new Government coming to power and outlines what the Government’s priorities are for the coming year.
The Speech touched on several areas that may potentially impact relocation to, and within, the UK in the future, although further policy planning work is still needed before the exact details can be published.
The UK Government plans to introduce an annual cap on non EU immigration although the actual limit is yet to be announced. The UK introduced a new “points based” immigration system in 2008 which has already placed tighter guidelines on UK employers who employ non EU nationals and is expected to remain in place. (more…)