Is your company concerned by the permanent cap to non European Union migration levels announced yesterday by the UK’s Home Secretary? More details of the cap, due to take effect in April 2011, plus the interim measures announced, to be effective from 19 July 2010, can be found in the full Pro-Link GLOBAL immigration alert here.

Pro-Link GLOBAL strongly encourages our clients and partners to respond to the government 12 week consultation. The deadline is 13 September 2010. Employers can access the full report here and can answer consultation questions online here.  

Pro-Link GLOBAL will be pleased to work with our clients and partners on responses; please contact Sophy King on  for further information.

The government has also asked the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), the Home Office appointed independent advisory body, to launch an additional consultation; details of this have yet to be announced, but we will keep you informed.