News story: Home Secretary hears from Scottish businesses on skills-based immigration

first_imgThe UK government’s proposals will, in line with the recommendations made by the Migration Advisory Committee: remove the annual cap on the number of visas issued for skilled workers widen the skills threshold to include people with qualifications equivalent of A levels or Scottish Highers ends the requirements for labour market tests by employers wanting to sponsor a highly skilled worker Home Secretary Sajid Javid today (Friday 3 May) met with local business leaders in Aberdeen to seek their views on the UK government’s plan to introduce a new skills-based immigration system from 2021.The Home Office is conducting a year-long engagement programme across the UK to listen to the views of businesses and communities.Representatives from the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, Aberdeen City and Shire Hotels Association, VisitAberdeenshire, Chrysaor, Thistle Seafoods and other organisations were all present at the talks.A skills-based immigration system will follow the end to freedom of movement and will favour experience and talent over nationality. It will help employers access the skills they need while ensuring net migration is reduced to sustainable levels.Home Secretary Sajid Javid said: I want our future immigration system to work in the best interests of the whole of the UK. That’s why I came to Aberdeen today to hear directly from businesses as they take part in this important debate. Scottish employers are playing a key role in helping us finalise our plans and my meeting with industry representatives was extremely productive. A skills-based approach will ensure we attract the brightest and best migrants to Scotland and the rest of the UK – boosting our economy and benefiting the British people. The Home Secretary was hosted by the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce.The new immigration and borders system will be implemented in a phased approach from 2021 and full details are available in the UK government’s White Paper.last_img read more

West Ham confirm David Moyes return on 18-month deal

first_imgDavid Moyes has completed his return to West Ham United as manager after signing an 18-month deal at the London Stadium.Advertisement Loading… The move will see Moyes take charge immediately for the Hammers’ home clash with Bournemouth on New Year’s Day.‘It’s fabulous to be back,’ Moyes told the club’s website. ‘It feels great to be home. I’ve missed being here because I really enjoyed it.‘I enjoyed being around the stadium and I loved being in this part of the world and I missed the club, so I can’t wait to get started.‘I’m feeling very proud that I’m back here at West Ham. But I think more importantly I’ll be looking to see what I can do and what I can make improvements to, how we can get some wins with the players and how we can get some quick wins on the field as well.‘I do believe that the squad of players I’ve got here is a better squad of players than when I took over before, so I am looking forward to working with them.‘I think there’s got to be a short-term goal for us just now to get the wins to get us away from the wrong end of the league and what we’re going to do over the next six months, then what we’re going to do over the next period as well.‘The start is really focusing on the immediate games.’The Scot guided the Hammers to safety in his first spell at the club before they decided not to offer him a new contract and instead appointed Pellegrini.Moyes, who spent seven months in charge of West Ham between November 2017 and May 2018, is now ready to add Pearce and Irvine to his backroom staff.Both Pearce and Irvine served as Moyes’ assistants during his first spell at the club but left after his contract at the club wasn’t extended.Read Also: West Ham axe manager Pellegrini after Leicester defeatPearce has experience as both a manager and an assistant, having spent time in charge of Manchester City, England Under 21s and Nottingham Forest.Irvine, meanwhile, has worked under Moyes for most of his managerial career since their days at Preston North End, while he also had a brief stint as a manager of West Brom in 2014.Moyes has spent 15 seasons managing in the Premier League, including an 11-year spell with Everton and unsuccessful stints with Manchester United and Sunderland.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former Manchester United and Everton manager previously left the east London club at the end of the 2017-18 season but returns to replace Manuel Pellegrini who was sacked following a 2-1 defeat by Leicester City on Saturday. Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Great Entertainer Became A Milestone In The History Of CensorshipThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEveryone Was Stunned To See How Little Anakin Looks Today14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

San Diego County rain damage survey

first_img Updated: 8:19 AM Posted: February 20, 2019 February 20, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter San Diego County rain damage surveycenter_img KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego County is asking residents whose property or small business sustained damage during the storms that struck the week of Valentine’s Day to complete a survey to help estimate the cost for the County.Officials from the County Office of Emergency Services said the damage survey will help assist in collecting information and associated costs.The information gathered from the surveys will be used to estimate total damages countywide and determine if enough damage occurred to qualify the region for state or federal disaster recovery assistance, such as low interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration for those who are uninsured or underinsured, according to the County of San Diego Communications Office.For additional information, visit sdcountyrecovery.com KUSI Newsroom last_img read more