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Visas: Migrant Workers

Question for Home Office

UIN 149176, tabled on 29 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the visa waiver for foreign workers on offshore windfarms will be extended beyond July 2022.

Answered on

27 April 2022

The offshore wind farm worker concession was extended earlier this year on 2 July until 1 July 2022, to allow foreign nationals to work in the construction and maintenance of offshore wind projects in UK territorial waters.

The Government is committed to promoting job opportunities for local labour and will always encourage employers to look to the domestic workforce first.

We regularly review all concessions and will be considering the future of this concession and its place in the wider immigration system ahead of it expiring in July.

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