What does the MAC report mean for future UK immigration policy?
The Migration Advisory Committee has published its final report, 'EEA migration in the UK'. Open Europe's David Shiels looks at how the report shapes the debate on post-Brexit immigration policy.
The 140-page document looks at the overall impact of EEA migration and sets out recommendations for future immigration policy. It comes as the Prime Minister, Theresa May, reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to end the existing free movement arrangements after Brexit.
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