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UK Gov't Not Considering Levy On EU Workers

By Hans Esser, for ExpatBriefing.com
18 January, 2017


The UK Government has distanced itself from a levy on skilled EU citizens working in the UK.

Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill had said a levy of GBP1,000 (USD1,217)-a-year could be levied on skilled EU workers. The UK Government has underscored it has no plans to proceed with the tax, saying the move was "not on the government's agenda."

Responding to the suggestion, the Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), Adam Marshall, said: "Implementing this measure would be harmful to individual firms and overall growth, as it would make the UK less attractive to both investment and talent."

He said that the unnecessary expense and bureaucratic obstacles linked to such a levy would impact UK companies' recruitment and expansion plans, damaging small businesses in particular.

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