Amber Rudd to commission new committee to devise post-Brexit immigration system

Amber Rudd to commission new committee to devise post-Brexit immigration system

The Home Secretary will bring in experts to consult on a new system

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Government is to increase its efforts to devise a post-Brexit immigration system by bringing in migration experts.

The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, is to commission a Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) whose members will analysis the role EU nationals play in the United Kingdom’s economy.

The study will focus on patterns of migration from the European Union, and will consider various factors such as skill levels and seasonal work.

In The Financial Times, Rudd detailed how the immigration system must work in the interests of everyone, saying the UK had to remain a “hub for international talent.”

The Home Secretary insisted it was important the country continues to attract the “brightest and best migrants from around the world.”

The committee will produce a report, to be published in September 2018 – seven months before the UK formally leaves the EU.