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The Fresh Talent Initiative was a scheme promoted by the Scottish Government to encourage people to settle in Scotland.[1] The initiative was launched in February 2004 by then First Minister, Jack McConnell as a way of countering the 'biggest challenge facing Scotland' of its falling population.[2]

Since immigration was a matter that was reserved to the UK government in the legislation that established the Scottish parliament in 1999, agreement had to be obtained from the Home Office for the key part of the proposals: to allow overseas graduates from Scottish universities, who express the intention of living and working in Scotland, to stay on for two years following graduation to seek employment. The scheme was up and running by summer 2005, applying to those who graduated that year.[3]

Opposition towards the scheme was voiced by some English universities which felt that the Initiative gave Scottish universities a competitive advantage in terms of attracting students from overseas.[4]

The Fresh Talent Initiative ended on 29th June, 2008 when the UK government brought in a new points based immigration scheme.[5]

References

  1. ^ New Scots: Attracting Fresh Talent to meet the Challenge of Growth scotland.gov.uk, accessed 4 November 2008
  2. ^ FOREWORD scotland.gov.uk, accessed 4 November 2008
  3. ^ ENCOURAGING STUDENTS AT SCOTTISH UNIVERSITIES TO STAY IN SCOTLAND scotland.gov.uk, accessed 4 November 2008
  4. ^ Scotland's Fresh Talent plan angers English universities ukimmigration.com, accessed 5 November 2008
  5. ^ Fresh Talent: Working in Scotland ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk, accessed 5 November 2008

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