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March 15, 2011  10:40 AM

Are there thousands of IT professionals in the UK illegally?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ICT, immigration, NAO, UKBA

The National Audit Office's (NAO) latest report, which looked at the UK immigration points system, had some interesting findings.

Obviously the headline that everyone went with was the fact that there

March 2, 2011  3:56 PM

Offshore IT staff brought to UK have suddenly become a lot more expensive

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ICT, offshore, UKBA

I was sent the latest updated rules from the UK Boarder Agency about how much overseas workers doing particular roles should be paid if the are granted a visa.

January 19, 2011  5:00 AM

The future for UK IT is not looking good because the government’s immigration cap is “pathetic”

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

George Molyneaux, research director for Salary Services Limited, has this month provided some interesting commentary about the government's immigration cap .

He commented on

November 6, 2010  10:56 AM

Will £40,000 minimum salary curb intra company transfer immigration loophole?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

The alleged abuse of the Intra Company Transfer (ICT) scheme could diminish through a minimum salary level set for workers using this route into the UK.

The government is reported to be about to...

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November 5, 2010  11:40 AM

If IT professionals have it hard, what about poor comedians, models, magicians and acupuncturists?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ICT, immigration

The Daily Mail wrote an article about the upcoming immigration cap yesterday.

It uses some of the figures

November 4, 2010  4:00 AM

Final immigration cap will not stop offshore IT workers taking UK jobs

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

IT workers from India and other offshore locations will continue to flood into the UK as the government's promised immigration cap looks set to exclude Intra Company Transfers (ICTs).

According to reports, the government is about to disappoint the UK IT profession by excluding ICTs from...

November 1, 2010  3:31 PM

Indian IT suppliers hurt by need to pay UK based intra company transfers the going rate

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ICT, Infosys, Wipr

Back in March I blogged about some changes being made to the law regarding Intra Company Transfers (ICTs). These changes included an acknowledgement that certain offshore suppliers were not paying

September 27, 2010  3:39 PM

IT immigration loophole debate hits the mainstream

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ICT, immigration, Offshoring

BBC 5 Live last night featured the controversial subject of the Intra Company Transfer or ICT for short.

Find a podcast of last night's broadcast, 5 Live investigates, here.

In the time given the...

September 15, 2010  11:09 AM

Is offshoring making Computer Science graduates the largest unemployed group

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Computer science, graduates, ICT, immigration

I always get mixed message from the IT industry about skills availability. One side says there is a skills shortage while another says there is not. Some say there are good opportunities in Computer Science and some say there are not.

The offshoring of IT work is always seen as a...

September 10, 2010  3:49 PM

UK IT workers are leaving the UK because they are fed up

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
.NET, ICT, Java, Linux, Offshoring, SQL, Unix, Windows

The number of overseas workers in the UK is driving local talent out. Below is an account from a UK IT professional about why he decided to leave these shores for pastures new.

The post below was in reaction to a blog about the possibility of the

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