Truss plans to loosen immigration rules
Immigration rules are set to be loosened, supposedly as part of Liz Truss’s mission to boost growth.
The Prime Minister is expected to expand the Government’s shortage occupation list in order to help businesses fill vacancies by more easily recruiting overseas workers.
When questioned, Downing Street did not deny that the Prime Minister is planning to liberalise routes to allow foreign workers to move to the UK.
The seasonal workers programme, first launched in 2019, temporarily allows 40,000 overseas workers into the UK for seasonal roles in the horticulture and poultry sectors.
The cap is expected to be lifted and the six-month time limit extended.
The Government is expected to set out its plan for migration reform later this year.
Truss has insisted she is “unapologetic” in “focusing relentlessly on economic growth”, even if that means implementing unpopular policies.