The latest news update (64, August 2010) from CaSE (the Campaign for Science and Engineering) has an article from Catherine Marston from Universities UK on proposed changes to UK immigration rules that will create difficulties for research employers. /...
In short, the UK government is planning to cap the number of migrants in Tiers 1 and 2 of the points-based immigration system from April 2011, with a temporary cap from July 2010.
The temporary cap is already creating difficulties for incoming Marie Curie Fellows from countries such as Turkey.
There is a current consultation with further information available on the UK Border Agency Website.