UK Tier 2 visa cap lifted

Tier 2 cap lifted for non-EU doctors and nurses

The Home Office granted all Tier 2 visa applications for non-EEA skilled workers in August. The news comes after Home Secretary Sajid Javid decided to remove NHS doctors and nurses from the annual 20,700 limit. The cap had left thousands of skilled overseas workers unable to accept UK job offers.

Should the skilled visas cap be lifted?

There is speculation that the UK Government could be about to lift the skilled visa cap that has resulted in highly-experienced doctors being denied entry to the country. The Royal College of GPs is just one group putting pressure on the Government to relax rules so healthcare providers can recruit GPs more easily.