Migrants coming to the UK from outside the EU are to be banned from working as chefs in fast food outlets and takeaways, the Government said. Skip related content
Related photos / videos
Non-EU migrants in takeaway job ban
Enlarge photo .The clampdown on the number of immigrants working in the UK will also see hairdressers, beauty salon managers and estate agents left out from April.
Further cuts could follow as the Government has asked the Migration Advisory Committee (Mac) to "review shortages across the entire labour market with a view to amending the shortage occupation list", which details the posts for which employers can hire from outside the EU.
The moves are part of efforts by the Government to meet its pledge to bring net migration down from around 200,000 to the tens of thousands by 2015.
Immigration Minister Damian Green: "These changes to the shortage occupation list will ensure that only skilled workers are coming to the UK through tier two of the points-based system.
"It will allow firms to bring in people with necessary skills without migrants becoming the first resort to fill a wide range of available jobs.
"This Government is also determined to get people back to work and provide business with the skills they need from the British workforce - reducing the need for migrants at the same time as we reduce their number."