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British PM Liz Truss may lift immigration cap to fight labour shortage

Plans to introduce more tax cuts next year as part of first full Budget

British Prime Minister Liz Truss (left) and Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng
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British Prime Minister Liz Truss (left) and Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng

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British Prime Minister Liz Truss is set to launch a major review of the country’s visa system in a move to tackle acute labour shortages in key industries, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

Truss also plans to introduce more tax cuts in the new year, adding to reductions announced this week, The Telegraph reported without saying where it obtained the information. 

The prime minister is set to defy some of her anti-immigration cabinet colleagues by making changes to the “short age occupation list”, allowing certain industries to bring in more staff — such as broadband engineers — from overseas, the newspaper

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First Published: Sep 25 2022 | 10:11 PM IST

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