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Only Cabinet can revoke decision on expat fee

Labor Minister Adel Fakeih said yesterday that it was up to the Council of Ministers to revoke the decision to levy an annual fee of SR 2,400 on private firms for every expatriate worker in excess of Saudis.
“It was not a decision taken by the Labor Ministry. It was a Cabinet decision and only the Cabinet can change it,” he said, adding that he would inform higher authorities the effect of implementing the decision.
Fakeih’s statement’s came after many businesses raised their objections against what they called a “hasty” decision.

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