Immigration cap still on the cards following formation of coalition government in the UK

Cuts to Australian immigration into the UK remain a strong possibility following the formation of a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government.  

Following protracted talks, the two parties finally agreed terms on Tuesday, with Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg appointed Deputy Prime Minister and other senior party figures taking cabinet posts.

However, one of the concessions it was forced to make was to drop its opposition to Conservative plans for a cap on non-European Union immigration into the UK.

Earlier this week, Thumbrella reported fears Conservative plans to make swingeing cuts to non-EU immigration would jeopardise the reciprocal Working Holiday Visa with Australia.

Conservative leader David Cameron had described immigration policy as one of the party’s ‘non-negotiables’ in coalition talks after it failed to win an outright majority in last week’s general election.

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