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UK stops migrant care givers from coming with dependants

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UK on Monday has set new rules to reduce net migration and tackle visa abuse.

Care workers will now be restricted from bringing dependants, after a disproportionate 120,000 dependants accompanied 100,000 workers into the European country last year.

The new rules are now in force as part of the government’s plan to bring down unsustainable levels of legal migration.

Care providers in England acting as sponsors for migrants will also be required to register with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – the industry regulator for Health and Social Care – in order to crack down on worker exploitation and abuse within the sector.

It forms part of a wider package of measures, which is being implemented as soon as possible, which means a total of 300,000 people who were eligible to come to the UK last year would now not be able to do so.

“Care workers make an incredible contribution to our society, taking care of our loved ones in times of need.

“But we cannot justify inaction in the face of clear abuse, manipulation of our immigration system and unsustainable migration numbers.

It is neither right nor fair to allow this unacceptable situation to continue.

“We promised the British people action, and we will not rest until we have delivered on our commitment to bring numbers down substantially,   Home Secretary, James Cleverly MP, said.

According to him, the plan is robust but fair – protecting British workers while ensuring the very best international talent can work and study in the country.

There is clear evidence that care workers have been offered visas under false pretences, travelling thousands of miles for jobs that simply don’t exist or to be paid far below the minimum wage required for their work, exploiting them while undercutting British workers.

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