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Business groups discuss possible options for EU migration after Brexit

9 December 2016

The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee takes evidence from business and public sector interest groups on the impact of possible options for UK-EU movement of people after the UK leaves the EU.


Wednesday 14 December, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10:30am

  • Marcus Mason, Head of Business, Education and Skills, Chambers of Commerce
  • Seamus Nevin, Head of Employment and Skills Policy, Institute of Directors
  • Josh Hardie, Deputy Director-General for Policy and Campaigns, Confederation of British Industry

At 11:30am

  • Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers
  • Minette Batters, Deputy President, National Farmers Union

Possible questions

  • What are the key considerations or choices relating to UK-EU migration that the Government needs to be thinking about in the run-up to negotiations?
  • If the immigration system for EU migration were to be merged with non-EU migration should we expect this to lead to increased wages or employment for British workers? Would that be the case in some sectors or in all sectors and could higher wages be at the expense of higher prices for consumers?
  • If the sectors currently most reliant on EU migrants were no longer to have access to that workforce on current terms, how might they respond?

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