Retail trade body the BRC and other business organisations have reacted with dismay to new rules restricting migration to the UK.
They said that the policy change will impact recruitment and have a knock-on effect on supply chains and the economy.
The new rules follow last December’s general election and the UK’s subsequent departure from the EU.
The government intends to cut low-skilled migration to this country and will introduce a points system for applicants. Requirements include the need to amass a total of 70 points and the offer of a skilled job with an approved sponsor. There will be a lower salary threshold, however.
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