Immigration cap for non-EU migrants

The temporary immigration cap introduced by government in July 2010 to restrict inflows of non-EU Migrants has been replaced with a permanent one with effect from 6 April 2011.

The permanent cap still uses the points system, but makes it far less flexible, allowing people in by means of an annual quota, rather than in response to employers’ needs.

There is a briefing explaining the implications of the cap to download here (taken from May 2011 edition of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) magazine, People Management).

For up to date information, see the UK Border Agency website:

The cap announced on UKBA website here.