BCC: Home Secretary right to take objective look at migration trends and needs

Director General Adam Marshall comments on the Home Secretary’s decision to ask the Migration Advisory Committee to evaluate migration impacts on the UK economy. “We welcome the Home Secretary’s decision to commission rigorous and independent analysis to inform the shape of our future immigration system. Business communities across the UK tell us that immigration rules … Read more

14,000 people may die trying to reach safety as UK negotiates Brexit and new immigration rules

Oxfam urges new government to use changes to immigration laws to do more to help refugees The global death toll of people trying to reach safety could reach more than 14,000 by the time Britain leaves the European Union, according to a new report released by Oxfam today. As the government prepares to set out its plan … Read more

New powers to tackle illegal working in licensed premises

New powers to prevent illegal working in premises that sell alcohol or provide late night refreshment have come into force in England and Wales today. Under the measures, brought in as part of the Immigration Act 2016, immigration checks will be part of the process for applying for a licence. From today, a premises or personal … Read more

TUC calls for reflection before Article 50 triggered, as poll reveals voters want a cross-party team to negotiate Brexit

Two-thirds (66%) of voters want a cross-party team of politicians, employers and trade unions to negotiate Brexit, according to new polling published by the TUC today (Wednesday). The poll – of 2,716 adults – found that both Remain (69%) and Leave (65%) overwhelmingly believe that politicians (from across the House), business people and unions should … Read more

Government’s new Immigration Skills Charge to incentivise training of British workers

The government has confirmed that it is pressing ahead with plans to reduce Britain’s reliance on migrant workers through a new skills charge. government presses ahead with new Immigration Skills Charge to reduce demand for migrant labour and make sure British people have the right skills to fill jobs new exemptions to the charge will … Read more