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Old 10.11.2016, 11:32
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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The whole selection of Trump's Cabinet is kept very quiet; will be interesting to see who is selected and if any are from the swamp!

Just days before British Theresa May lands in India for her three-day visit to discuss trade the UK government has announced changes to its visa policy for non-EU nationals, which will negatively affect a large number of Indians especially IT professionals; diplomatic not!

Under the new visa rules announced by the UK Home Office, anyone applying after November 24 under the Tier 2 intra-company transfer (ICT) category would be required to meet a higher salary threshold requirement of 30,000 pounds from the earlier 20,800 pounds.

May's approach to the Indians of "we are open for more trade but cracking down on immigration" has not exactly proven to be a winner
This is a simplification of the real topic. Intra-Company transfers within IT are known to be used to lower wages in the UK by bringing across engineers on a lower salary than would be normally paid if the piece of work were sourced locally. On one hand this is good Business practice and as it is a global workforce there shouldnt be a reason to complain. On the other side there is the consideration that by bringing across the labour at a rate the local resource cannot compete with due to their costs of living being dramatically different (a tempoary placement vs a family life with associated costs) it gives an unfair advantage to the transferee.

By raising this to 30k they are trying to ensure that the people brought across on the intra-company transfer are genuine skilled professionals and not people being hawked in on the cheap at the detrement of the local workforce.

THis is also widespread in switzerland and most European Countries that are expensive.
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