Migrants are a huge topic within British life and especially in recent times. The debate about migrants is not just about the people themselves, but their culture, background and home country all factor in and affect people’s views and opinions.
One of the big factors British citizens seem to face is the employment crisis which has come hand in hand with the economic down turn. Newly released figures show that there are real opportunities for applicants seeking work permit employment under Tier 2(General). Although the overall figures of employment are still steadily dropping, male migrants situated within the UK have seen a much higher level of employment than native born citizens. These figures have been the same since 2007, and have continued that way to this day. By having immigrant’s cultures and citizens can learn a lot from each other and enable much better development all round.
Sir Andrew Green, chair of campaign group Migration Watch UK, said: “It is time for a thorough assessment of the impact of immigration on the employment of British workers that this report only touches on.
“The effects may not show up statistically in a labour force of nearly 30 million but the anecdotal evidence is very strong.
These findings have been supplied by “think-tank” who has also revealed that the UK and Germany are the biggest recipients of immigrants globally, with figures doubling within the last few years.
The UK operates with a Points Based System, to attract the brightest and the best, in order for the country to be able to gain. Tier 2 of the PBS system is all about offering “skilled working”. This means that any immigrants that have the required skills set are able to apply for work permit employment.
This Tier system works very well for the UK and attempts to ensure that anybody trying to gain residency within the UK must be able to fill a gap in the workforce that cannot be filled by a settled worker. This is to stop people coming into the UK and abusing the system, such as coming directly for the NHS.
Tier 2 states that “foreign nationals whom have been offered a skilled job to fill in the gap in the workforce that cannot be filled by a settled worker”, meaning that its aim is to utilize the immigrants in a way in which benefits everybody and the country as a whole. Many of the UK’s immigrants that were formerly students have been able to switch into this category to remain within the UK and offer something valuable for the country and its residents. This means that the country can now benefit from its migrants and they have a lot to offer.
The UK is still dedicated to attracting the brightest and best immigrants possible, whilst still trying to control immigration fairly and effectively.