'We will be pragmatic': UK to ease immigration controls for key sectors, says Hunt

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Jeremy Hunt has said the UK government plans to ease immigration rules for sectors experiencing labour shortages, but only on a temporary basis. In response to mounting pressure within his party to reduce immigration, the chancellor acknowledged the country's skills gap and emphasised the need for practical solutions.
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Addressing business leaders at the British Chambers of Commerce's annual gathering he said: 'What we need to do is to tap into the incredible potential that we have at home at the same time, and as we make that journey to be sensible and pragmatic about the immigration requirements where there are particular pressures.'

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