Immigration after Brexit: what should post brexit immigration policy look like

Document type
Report
Author(s)
Goodhart, David
Publisher
Policy Exchange
Date of publication
31 January 2018
Subject(s)
Social Policy, Minority Groups, Employment
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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In this paper David Goodhart, Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, argues that a post-Brexit immigration system should clamp down on low-skilled EU immigration, but adopt a lighter-touch approach for students and professionals.

As Britain considers its long-term immigration needs, there is scope to maintain a high level of continuity for groups such as EU students and tourists. There should be a customised ‘light touch’ work permit system for EU professionals and — as Britain weans itself off low-skilled migration — there should be priority for low skilled workers ready to work antisocial hours, thereby acting more as complements than direct competitors to the British workforce.

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