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August 26, 2011  2:02 PM

Why is the UK border Authority still using pay rates from 2008 to limit immigration?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ICTs, immigration

When the UK Border Authority (UKBA) this week announced that net migration had gone up I couldn't help following up on a story I wrote a few months ago.

In the IT...

May 31, 2011  3:54 PM

Nasscom hits back at Public Accounts Committee report

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ICTs, Migrationwatch, Nasscom

The use of Intra Company Transfers is contentious at the best of times. But when the economy is struggling, the practice of bringing offshore workers to the UK, is highly contentious.

A recent

April 8, 2011  11:09 AM

Experience of IT offshoring from the coal face

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ICTs, Offshoring

I recently blogged about reasons why the government might not want to limit the use of Intra Company Transfers (ICTs). As I do a lot of blog posts and receive a lot of reaction about the

April 6, 2011  12:11 PM

Hopes for level playing field for UK IT workers fading after U-turn on immigrant worker pay

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ICTs, Offshoring, UK

Last month I blogged the news that the government was raising the minimum salaries that immigrant IT workers in many roles have to be paid...

April 1, 2011  4:15 PM

US cheap IT worker immigration loophole as bad the UK’s

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
H1-B, ICTs, immigration

I am constantly writing about the problems IT professionals face as a result of businesses bringing offshore workers to the UK using the controversial Intra Company Transfer scheme to provide businesses with low cost IT staff.

Well the US equivalent, known as the H1-B visa, is equally...

March 22, 2011  6:00 AM

Masochistic government IT offshoring rules that reduce tax revenue and increase discontent

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

George Osborne would have a tax boost if Coalition was tougher on IT offshorers bringing workers to the UK.

In my job as a business journalists I am constantly hearing the phrase "It's a win, win" but when it comes to offshoring IT it seems a "lose, lose" for the UK government.


March 17, 2011  12:01 PM

Offshore IT workers in the UK avoid paying taxes but are not breaking the law

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ICTs, Migrationwatch, Offshoring

I write a lot about how UK IT professionals are often replaced by workers from overseas using Intra Company...

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March 10, 2011  9:55 AM

UK Border Agency says errors in immigration rules led to details being pulled from website

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ICTs, immigration, UKBA

I blogged yesterday about the fact that the government (UK Border Agency) had withdrawn new details on salaries for...

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January 12, 2011  11:59 AM

Is the UK IT profession crumbling at our feet like the car industry did?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ICTs, Offshoring, Scream

On Monday I blogged about a survey that a reader had created. The aim of the survey is to get to the bottom of the skills shortage debate in...

November 23, 2010  4:13 PM

Has the government backed down on its immigration promise?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

The government has announced its immigration cap and from what I can see there will be no reduction in the number of workers coming form overseas on Intra Company Transfers (ICTs).

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