U.K. retains restrictions on East European workers

Tough new powers will also make it easier to deport any European convicted of drugs, violent or sexual offences
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 06/04/2009

Britain has opted to retain strict restrictions on East Europeans and introduce tougher powers to remove those not complying with the Worker Registration Scheme in order to preserve jobs for local workers during the recession.

Workers affected by the restrictions are those from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Anyone from the eight countries who is not self-sufficient, working or studying will not be allowed to stay, the Home Office (interior ministry) said in a statement.