Temporary immigration cap comes into force

Implementation date: 19 July 2010

The number of people permitted to enter the UK from outside the EU until April 2011 is limited. This is an interim measure pending a long-term cap in April 2011. It includes a cap on the number of Tier 1 workers, raising the number of points required by highly-skilled workers from 95 to 100, and limiting the number of certificates of sponsorship that licensed employers can issue to those who wish to fill skilled job vacancies. More information can be obtained from the UK Border Agency website.