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Witnesses give evidence on future of EU work migration

18 February 2019

The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee takes evidence for its inquiry Brexit: future EU migration to the UK for work, with representatives of Institute of Economic Affairs, University of Oxford and Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)


The Committee is holding an evidence session to examine the migration of EU nationals to the UK for the purpose work after Brexit. The Committee will explore possible preferential treatment for EU nationals under the future UK immigration system, changes to the Tier 2 skilled worker visa route, and the implications of a 'no deal' Brexit for EU work migration.


Wednesday 20 February 2019, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10.45am

  • Dr Kristian Niemietz, Head of Political Economy, Institute of Economic Affairs
  • Madeleine Sumption MBE, Director of the Migration Observatory, University of Oxford
  • Marley Morris, Senior Research Fellow and Brexit Lead, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

Possible questions

  • Do you think it is likely that the future UK-EU relationship will include an agreement on preferential treatment for EU nationals coming to work in the UK, and vice versa?
  • What is your assessment of the Government's proposal to create a time-limited route for temporary short-term workers to come to the UK for a maximum of 12 months, as a transitional measure after Brexit?
  • What is your assessment of the current salary thresholds for Tier 2 visas? Are there particular sectors that find these thresholds problematic?
  • What do you expect will be the effect of abolishing the cap on Tier 2 visas?
  • Do you think the Government's planned European Temporary Leave to Remain system for EU nationals in a 'no deal' scenario will ensure stability for the UK labour market?

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