ANNOUNCEMENT 28 Feb 2011In February 2011, the British government announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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"Charging for Immigration and Nationality Services 2011-2012." Statement by the Minister for State for Immigration to the UK Parliament on 28 February 2011. This statement can be downloaded from the website of the UK Border Agency.
On 28 February 2011 the UK immigration minister, Mr. DamianGreen, announced to Parliament increases in the fees charged for immigration and naturalisation. In that statement Mr. Green said "We have continued with our strategic approach to charging: setting certain fees above cost on the basis of the value of the service." In an annex, published with the Minister's speech, the proposed fees that will come into effect from April 2011 frequently exceed the "unit cost" of completing an immigration procedure, as estimated by the UK government.