UK job market would prioritize British workers over those coming from the EU after Brexit, this is according to a leaked Home Office plan.
Companies would have to hire British citizens, in case they would need to employ people from other countries they’ll have to justify such necessity. A skills tax that would go to train UK workers may be imposed on businesses if they still prefer to hire low-skilled EU workers.
The initiative is an integral part of a program to reduce unskilled migration, as the document that fell into the hands of the Guardian demonstrates. It’s still a draft, no official decision has been made yet, the officials will announce their migration policy some time this year.
Michael Fallon stated that the public chose to leave the EU, which implies that freedom of movement will come to an end. He also said that highly skilled workers will be welcome, and that measures should be taken to ensure local companies would provide training for British job seekers. The public’s intent is not to stop migration, but rather to take it under control, he added.
The document that the Guardian has, is marked as extremely sensitive and has been issued in August.