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Migrant Workers: Coronavirus

Question for Home Office

UIN 131173, tabled on 17 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Home Affairs, what assessment she has made of whether travel restrictions during the covid-19 pandemic have reduced the number of professional staff being relocated to the UK for the purpose of taking up professional employment; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

12 January 2021

In the period in question, the relocation of non-EEA national personnel by a multinational business to a UK branch or subsidiary of that business was facilitated primarily through the Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) category of the Immigration Rules.

The most recent published migration statistics can be viewed at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-statistics.

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