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Immigration rule changes shouldn't have big impact on Island

Government investigating potential problems

Chief Minister Allan Bell says new immigration rules governing people from outside the EU shouldn’t have a massive impact here.

He faced questions in Keys this morning from East Douglas MHK Chris Robertshaw.

Under current rules, people can apply for a three-year visa and can be given leave to remain for three more year afterwards – but under the new rules they’ll only have five years and need to earn more than £35,000.

Mr Bell said government is looking into any potential problems the change might make for workers such as nurses.

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