United Kingdom: Economist Recommends Immigration Restrictions Due to Recession

As reported at Personneltoday.com, Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) chief economist John Philpott has recommended further restrictions on migration into the UK during the economic downturn. Philpott suggested that the points-based system should be tightened up to slow the arrival of non-EU workers. Under the points-based system, foreign workers wishing to work in the UK accrue points according to their qualifications, previous earnings, age and UK experience. The government can adjust the number of points required for entry to the UK.

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