1 minute reading time (268 words)

Report on post-Brexit work migration released

A recently released report from the Migration Advisory Committee says policy changes should make it easier for higher-skilled workers to migrate to the UK than lower-skilled workers.


The report, commissioned by the Home Office, gives policy recommendations for work migration after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.

In the event that UK immigration policy is not included in an agreement with the EU, the report advised no preference should be given to EU citizens over other migrants.

Chair of the Committee, Professor Alan Manning, said:

“There is no way to change the migration system without creating winners and losers. But we believe the UK should focus on enabling higher-skilled migration coupled with a more restrictive policy on lower-skilled migration in the design of its post-Brexit System.”

Other recommendations in the report:

  • Abolish the cap on the number of migrants under Tier 2 visas while maintaining existing salary thresholds for all migrants in Tier 2;
  • Review how the current sponsor licensing system works for small and medium-sized businesses;
  • Consult more systematically with users of the visa system to ensure it works as smoothly as possible;
  • For lower-skilled workers, avoid Sector-Based Schemes with the potential exception of a Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWS);
  • If a SAWS is reintroduced, ensure upward pressure on wages via an agricultural minimum wage to encourage increases in productivity;
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of migration policies; and,
  • Pay more attention to managing the consequences of migration at a local level.

Contact our Employment Law Solicitors London

Our employment law team has years of experience to assist you with your employment matter.

Contact our employment lawyers on 02071674800
or contact us online.

Number of employment tribunals triples
First Transgender Discrimination Case Against Gig

Do you have a high value employment claim as a senior employee or executive in the UK?

Our experts can help

Contact Us
or call 0207 965 7203

Contact us for immediate confidential advice. Out of Hours and Weekend help available

Client Testimonials

Get in touch

For immediate expert advice please contact us today.

Please let us know your name.
Please let us know your email address.
Please enter a valid telephone number
Please let us know your selection
Please let us know your message.
Invalid Input