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Doctors among 6,080 highly skilled workers denied visas to take up jobs in UK

More than 6,000 visa applications for highly skilled workers like scientists, IT specialists and doctors with job offers in the UK were refused because of a Government-imposed cap on numbers, it has been revealed.
The refusals came between December 2017 and March 2018 and were the result of an annual limit of 20,700 so-called Tier 2 visas introduced in 2011 while Theresa May was home secretary.
It is understood that the limit had been breached only once before, in 2015, when 66 engineering roles were refused.
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