News Archive - October 2014

Cameron calls for further limits on UK immigration

03 Oct 2014 | Posted by Carl Thomas

Even those looking to move to Britain from Europe might find themselves in need of a UK immigration lawyer if Prime Minister David Cameron has his way in limiting EU migration.

Cameron has announced in a speech at the Conservative Conference 2014 this week that should his party win next year's election, he would work to limit the number of EU migrants who are able to come and live and work in Britain.

Stating that the current level of European migration is already proving “too much for our communities [and] our labour markets” he claimed that a reduction in migrant numbers would be at “the very heart” of any “renegotiation strategy” he would put forward.

He added: “When it comes to free movement – I will get what Britian needs. Anyone who thinks I can't or won't deliver this – judge me by my record.”

The Conservative's already restrictive approach to UK immigration has been toughened up even further in light of the growing support of the UK Independence Party, who are calling for much stricter separation from Europe in order to allow the UK to control its borders as it chooses.

However, despite receiving some public support, these policies of both UKIP and the Conservatives have been criticised heavily by economists and many in the public eye who claim that immigration is good for both migrants, the economy and the country as a whole. Among the benefits are access to talented workers for British businesses and an increase in jobs as more people requiring more services move to Britain.