Home Secretary commissions major study on EU workers
The Home Secretary yesterday (27 July) commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee to examine the role EU nationals play in the UK economy and society.
As part of the major study, the government’s independent advisers on migration will also look at how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy.
The Home Secretary yesterday (27 July) asked the government’s independent advisers on migration to complete a detailed assessment of the role of EU nationals in the UK economy and society.
Amber Rudd has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to examine the British labour market, the overall role of migration in the wider economy and how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy.
The commission represents an extremely important piece of work, with free movement ending when we exit the EU. Plans for the UK’s future immigration system are being developed which will enable the government to control the flow of migration from Europe.
The Home Office will ask the MAC to focus the study on patterns of EU and EEA (European Economic Area) migration, considering regional distribution; skill levels; industry sectors and the role of the self-employed, part-time, agency, temporary and seasonal workers.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd said:
Leaving the European Union gives us the opportunity to take control of immigration from the EU. We will ensure we continue to attract those who benefit us economically, socially and culturally.
But, at the same time, our new immigration system will give us control of the volume of people coming here – giving the public confidence we are applying our own rules on who we want to come to the UK and helping us to bring down net migration to sustainable levels.
The study I am asking the Migration Advisory Committee to complete is a major step in ensuring we create a system that works in the best interests of the country.
The Home Secretary also underlined there will be an implementation period when the UK leaves the EU to ensure there is no ‘cliff edge’ for employers or EU nationals in the UK.
In addition to the MAC commission, there will be an extensive cross-government programme of engagement over the coming months with stakeholders from a number of sectors, including business, industry, trades unions and educational institutions.
The MAC, which comprises of a group of internationally recognised experts in their field, will assess and build on the internal cross-government work that has already been completed.
Latest News from
Government takes legal action against M25 climate protesters22/09/2021 15:27:00
Interim injunction won by National Highways to deter demonstrations on the M25.
More than £36 million offered in compensation to the Windrush generation22/09/2021 13:10:00
The Windrush Compensation Scheme has now paid out over £30.6 million and offered a further £5.6 million.
The new Salisbury charging decision21/09/2021 16:20:00
Home Secretary Priti Patel’s statement to Parliament about a further charge relating to the Salisbury poisonings.
New landmark partnership with UAE to tackle illicit finance17/09/2021 15:20:00
The UK and UAE will ramp up the targeting of those financing terrorism and serious and organised crime gangs as part of a landmark new partnership.
Forces given funding boost to increase roll out of Hotspot Policing17/09/2021 09:10:00
Police forces are to be given extra money to tackle violent crime this autumn using intensive, high-visibility police patrols.
Funding boost for councils as new Afghan resettlement plans set out14/09/2021 11:25:00
Local authorities will receive a generous funding package to support the resettlement of families who have come to the UK having been at risk in Afghanistan.
Fast-track routes for gifted stars to come to the UK13/09/2021 11:10:00
New International Sportsperson visa route to open and list of prestigious prizes eligible under the Global Talent route widened.
Priti Patel launches new fund to help tackle child sexual abuse online09/09/2021 11:10:00
The fund brings together global experts to show how tech companies can implement end-to-end encryption without opening the door to greater levels of child sexual abuse.