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Relaxation of immigration rules 'a good first move'

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Government plans to relax immigration rules by stripping out doctors and nurses from the visa cap have been welcomed by businesses - but the Home Office is still being urged to do more.

The cap - introduced by Theresa May when she was home secretary - sets a limit for all non-EU skilled workers at 20,700 people a year.

It is widely reported that new home secretary Sajid Javid will confirm that medical staff will no longer be counted towards the cap on Tier 2 visas - which are used by skilled workers from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland.

It comes after reports that more than 2,300 visa applications........

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