Consultation on EEA-workers in the UK labour market
07 August 2017
A call for evidence has been published on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the EU and also on how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy.
In July 2017, the government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to advise on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the European Union and also on how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy.
This call for evidence is accompanied by a briefing note outlining some preliminary analysis of the UK labour market and other countries’ migration systems to kick-start the call for evidence. The note does not make any policy recommendations or provide any conclusions; it asks questions rather than answers them on three topics:
EEA Migration Trends
Recruitment Practices, Training & Skills
Economic, Social and Fiscal Impacts
The consultation seeks views and evidence from anyone with relevant knowledge, expertise or experience to help inform the MAC response. The MAC strongly welcomes views from a wide range of interested parties from all parts of the UK (e.g. businesses, employers, recruiters, trade unions, academics, think tanks, representative bodies, government departments, etc).
Please respond to questions that are relevant to your expertise; respondents are not expected to answer every single question. Comments and feedback on any of the issues raised are welcomed.
The consultation closes on 27 October 2017.