Consultation on employment-related settlement, tier 5 and domestic workers

Close date: 9 September 2011

The Government consults on changing tier 2 of the points-based system to end the assumption that it is a permanent, rather than a temporary, migration route. The Government is also reviewing the routes by which migrants can enter the UK to work other than through tiers 1 and 2, and considering whether or not to require dependants of tier 2 workers to speak English.
Consultation document: Employment-related settlement, tier 5 and overseas domestic workers (PDF format, 690K) (on the UK Border Agency website)