Even though the Scotland is a part of the United Kingdom, the country’s information technology industry is struggling because of low immigration levels. The UK has tightened visa rules, reducing the number of student and work visas issued but it fails to understand that England is getting a major share of immigrants, while Scotland gets a very less amount. Scotland has a declining population, which the UK government doesn’t want to see. According to a report released by the government of Scotland, the country will have a higher death rate than birth rate for all coming 25 years if immigration measures aren’t improved. According to an Office of National Statistics report released in 2016, 1.2 million people are living in London they are European Union citizens. London’s total population is eight million, which means 15 percent of them are EU citizens. But that’s not the same with Scotland. Only four out of 100 people in Scotland are European Union citizens. The Scottish government feels that people from the EU add value to their society by working in schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, and agricultural sector. Immigrants in Scotland contribute as much as £4.42 billion yearly to the economy and by reducing the limit, the country’s economy will be severely affected. The contribution is significant as people are living longer, having lesser children, so more people are required to work. The country needs a healthy working population that will produce income for paying the country tax.
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