As the UK’s economy faces dire predictions and fears of a severe recession, newly elected British Prime Minister Liz Truss intends to relax immigration laws in the nation. As Liz Truss is likely to broaden the list of shortage occupations to help firms fill employment, the modified immigration regulations will aid the nation in managing its labour shortfall, according to the Guardian.
As the UK government considers filling gaps by recruiting foreign workers, the move may benefit immigrants from numerous nations, including India.
According to a Guardian investigation, Liz Truss has been dealing with industry pressure to issue more migrant workers visas so they can enter the UK as labour shortages continue to increase in all industries.
The visa application process has had a particularly negative impact on businesses in the hospitality industry. According to The Sun, the visa cap might be lifted and the six-month time limit could be increased, which would significantly liberalise entry points for foreign employees into the UK.
Liz Truss made a commitment to address the ongoing labour shortages in Britain following Brexit during her election campaign. The crisis got worse due to the pandemic. Later this year, according to reports, the Liz Truss government is anticipated to launch its strategy for immigration reform.