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    The government's advisory body on immigration is suggesting a toughening of the rules around businesses moving employees to the UK.

    Professor David Metcalf, chair of the migration advisory committee, used his report today to suggest tougher rules on companies and more resources to enforce existing regulations around employee transfers.

    Prof Metcalf voiced concern at anecdotal evidence that some companies are undercutting local workers while operating within the rules of the new system, usually through the use of third-party contracting.

    Currently employees have to work with their company for six months until they qualify for intra-company transfer. The committee suggested this be expanded to one year.

    He also called on the government to increase transparency and resources around enforcement to ensure British workers are not being "undercut or displaced".

    "Our advice to the government is that the labour market could be helped by requiring higher standards from skilled workers outside of the EU before we allow them to work in the UK," Prof Metcalf said.

    It also called for Masters degrees to be given more weight, by adding another five points to an applicant's test score and for jobs to be advertised in the UK for four weeks, rather than the current two.

    The government will now consider the proposals.

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    Not enough.

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    6 months to 1 year will not make any difference

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    yeah they would just lie about the length of employment same as they do with everything else to circumvent the rules

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    He also called on the government to increase transparency and resources around enforcement to ensure British workers are not being "undercut or displaced".

    should have read

    He also called on the government to increase transparency and resources around enforcement to STOP British workers being "undercut or displaced".

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdonuts View Post
    He also called on the government to increase transparency and resources around enforcement to ensure British workers are not being "undercut or displaced".

    should have read

    He also called on the government to increase transparency and resources around enforcement to STOP British workers being "undercut or displaced".
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    A bit late for that, New Lie. Bolt and horse spring to mind. Useless twats !!

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    Changing the advertising from 2 to 4 weeks won't help either if the rate being advertised is less than half the going local rate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPwannadecentincome View Post
    Changing the advertising from 2 to 4 weeks won't help either if the rate being advertised is less than half the going local rate.
    The going local rate is what the client is paying. Thats the problem

    Big local Insurance company with a name that is kind of like OXO is now paying around 150-175 for PMs, Service Delivery guys and most coders. To be fair they are using local talent, not onshored, but they now claim that's the going rate becuase that's what people are working for. They haven't twigged that the quality of their people is appallingly low yet, but they've only been pushing the rate down for about six months. Someone is going to look pretty stupid come year end, but right now,the market rate in the fiannce houses across the city is following their lead...
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