Welcome to Britain in 2017, where everybody is expected to be a border guard

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Wemyss, G., Cassidy, Kathryn and Yuval-Davis, N. 2017. Welcome to Britain in 2017, where everybody is expected to be a border guard. The Conversation.
AuthorsWemyss, G., Cassidy, Kathryn and Yuval-Davis, N.
Abstract

British employers will now be expected to pay an annual skills levy of £1,000 if they want to employ a migrant worker from outside the European Union. The charge, which is reduced to £364 for smaller organisations and charities and came into force on April 6, is the latest measure introduced following new immigration legislation passed in 2016.

The changes have been widely criticised, particularly by NHS leaders who have warned it could cost the health service millions of pounds for hiring nurses and doctors from countries such as India and the Philippines.

JournalThe Conversation
Year2017
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Web address (URL)https://theconversation.com/welcome-to-britain-in-2017-where-everybody-is-expected-to-be-a-border-guard-75148
Publication dates
Print11 Apr 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited20 Apr 2017
FunderEU BORDERSCAPES
7th Framework Programme
European Commission
Economic and Social Research Council
EU BORDERSCAPES
Seventh Framework Programme
European Commission
Economic and Social Research Council
Northumbria University
Northumbria University
University of East London
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