We received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) for the following:
In relation to the Government’s five year strategy on asylum and immigration, the requestor wanted to see the information on which the following claims are based:
“There is a good, economic case for allowing certain skilled workers to stay. Research shows that their economic contribution grows the longer they stay, as they acquire increased UK specific skills and experience, and because some skills shortages will be long term;”
“Only skilled workers (i.e. those under tiers 1 or 2 of the new points scheme) will be eligible. These will be people who are making a positive contribution including highly skilled and well paid doctors, scientists and engineers, and skilled workers in shortage areas, such as nurses and teachers”.
We released the following information on: