Complexities if Immigration

The Labour Market Outlook report said that demand for immigrant workers is rising in line with improvements in the economy. The proposed migration cap, due next year, comes at a time when many employers are still struggling to fill skilled vacancies despite the high unemployment rate. British candidates do not have the skills to match migrants and that their readiness for work is getting worse year by year. Four out of ten employers think their literacy and numeracy, business acumen, and personal skills are worse now than five years ago. Around a quarter of firms are already employing migrant staff, almost one half of whom are from India and South East Asia.

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