Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma recently raised concerns with the UK Secretary of State for Justice Kenneth Clarke about the way in which Indians who apply for UK visas are treated. The refusal rate for Indians applying for UK visit visas is considered to be too high.
Effects of Immigration rules on the Indian community and the economy
The Minister also raised serious concerns about the cap on Tier 2 visas for the UK. Currently there are only about twenty thousand Tier 2 visas available each year. This has made it difficult for Indian nationals to work in the UK. On top of this the Tier 1 highly skilled migrant route in effect no longer exists.
The Indian community in the UK numbers approximately one and half million and there are also hundreds of Indian companies that have invested heavily into the UK. It has often commented in the media that the current immigration rules are bad for the UK economy. The result of this is that Indians are being put off investing into the UK because of the difficulty in bringing in skilled labour from India.
The current UK immigration policy is clearly bad in in the long term for the UK economy.
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