The government is blind
People dont want to enter and people want to leave IT because of the contempt with which they are treated & the ease with which cynical employers are able to discard and dispose of them in favour of cheaper offshore resources. The UK legislative regime seems deliberately constructed to make this easy to do.
India, & china are turning out MILLIONS of IT graduates a year and are able to hawk them in our economy with total impunity. Work permits are p*** easy to get. Yet they set up barriers to entry to their own economies. (Did you know that you will not get an Indian Telecom operators license if you intend to operate your network from outside of India - Yet inceasing proportions of our own networks are operated from there) The government supports this mode of operation in a number of ways whilst not protecting UK employees in any substantive way.
WIPRO, TCS, INFOSYS, TECH-MAHINDRA and the others are not just eating our lunch, soon they will be setting the menu, cooking, serving, eating it and washing the plates. The only question is who onshore will be left in a position to take a place at the table. Unless you are a plumber, shop worker or gardener your job is going to mumbai soon.
Offshoring is bad for employees, customers and the economy - good for . . . . . . . shareholders ....... in the short term