A section of business leaders disapprove of immigration cap

Say it will be tough for them to recruit staff

28th June 2010: Even as the Government is gearing up to implement a cap on the number of immigrants, business leaders have disapproved of the move.


Although the Government is insisting highly-paid professionals won’t be affected by the ceiling, some of the business leaders believe the cap will make it tougher for them to recruit the staff they require for their companies.

They have asked the ministers to consult companies in detail, before going ahead with the move to place a cap on immigration.

Schools secretary Michael Gove, universities minister David Willetts and some others too are understood to have raised concerns on the impact of a ceiling in private Cabinet talks.
They were of the opinion that too low a ceiling could hit hard the British businesses.
Even the varsities won’t be immune to the impact, as it may eventually stop.

Only last month, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development last month had asserted a cap could leave many employers struggling to hire the talented performers they need.

The CIPD is the professional body for those involved in the management and development of people.

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