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

Sharp fall in migration from Eastern Europe means many firms will face a very different post-Brexit labour market

The sharp fall in net migration since the referendum shows that businesses relying on migrant workers should prepare for a very different labour market, the Resolution Foundation said in response to the latest net migration figures published today (Thursday). The latest figures show that the 84,000 fall in migration was led by a rising number of … Read more

Government fund to tackle migration impacts is little more than ministerial spare change, says TUC

– EU migrants pay £2bn more in taxes than is spent on them – but only 1% of that is to be spent on migration impacts fund – Government to spend just £25m a year across all local authorities to improve services – a mere 0.02% added to their budgets The Controlling Migration Fund announced … Read more

Managing migration effectively: Commission reports on progress in the implementation of the Partnership Framework with third countries

The Commission presents today its first progress Report on implementing the Partnership Frameworks with third countries: the EU’s new approach to more effectively managing migration jointly with countries of origin and transit is starting to yield results. Today, the Commission presents its first progress report on the implementation of the Partnership Framework with third countries to more … Read more

Government must take immediate action to manage migration better for Britain, says TUC

The TUC is calling on the government to respond to the migration figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics with immediate action to better manage migration. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Migrants are contributing valuable skills to Britain, without which the economy would be weaker and the NHS could not function. But too … Read more

TUC calls for immediate action to manage migration better

The TUC has today (Thursday) published Managing migration better for Britain: what the government should be doing now, which proposes practical policies to address the concerns expressed by many voters before and during the EU referendum campaign. Overall, 40% of voters – including 72% of Leave voters – said that immigration was one of the top … Read more