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E&Y Scotland concerned over immigration cap

Managing partner for Scotland Hywel Ball warns a cap could damage the Scottish economy

Ernst & Young’s managing
partner for Scotland, Hywel Ball, claims the government’s policy on capping
immigration is hampering the accountancy industry in Scotland.

Ball warned the cap is restricting the firm’s ability to recruit staff,
particularly in the financial service, oil and gas industries, and for employees
to move around its global network,
business.scotman.com
reports.

A temporary limit of 24,100 work visas for non-EU citizens was announced in
the summer.

Ball said the Scottish economy would be effected by the cap as it relies on
the global expansion and export industries.

“Scotland’s future has got to be playing on a global stage, so anything that
restricts that has to be looked at,” he said.

Further reading:

Don’t
split banks, says E&Y partner

RBS
chief Stephen Hester says banks should pay higher taxes

KPMG’s
business immigration team joins Cameron

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