Background brief: Intra-Company Transfers

November 17, 2010

The Prime Minister announced on 3 November that work permits for Intra-Company Transfers would not be subject to a cap.

On 5 November, the Home Secretary, speaking at the Policy Exchange Think Tank, hinted at imposing a minimum salary.

Meanwhile, leaks from Brussels suggest that the government will agree to a commitment to accept up to 20,000 Indian workers per year as part of the EU/India Free Trade Agreement.

The Briefing Paper No 3.12 sets out evidence suggesting that this route is being abused. It calls for a number of changes, notably a minimum salary of £50,000 a year.

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