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Government sets rules for foreign hires

New points based system outlined by the Home Office

City firms will continue to be able to hire staff from abroad under the
government’s points-based immigration crackdown, but without a special
exemption, according to Immigration Minister Liam Byrne.

He said incomers whom businesses wished to employ would have to be earning
£24,000 a year in jobs at a level requiring “A” level qualifications.

They would also need to be able to speak English and the business concerned
would have to show they had offered the post to be filled by a British applicant
and been unable to fill it.

A senior Home Office official said city firms had been consulted about the
proposals and were happy with the way they will work, claiming the new system
will be more efficient in getting in the staff businesses require.

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