This timely conference will discuss priorities for the UK immigration system, including reforming the migration law and tackling irregular migration.
We expect discussion on the recently published recommendations from the Migration Advisory Committee in its report on a points-based system and salary thresholds for immigration, including that the Government should drop the salary threshold for immigrant workers to £25,600.
With the new government in place and the advent of Brexit, the conference will be an opportunity to discuss a range of key policy developments, including:
- The announcement in the Queen’s Speech of an Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill that looks to end freedom of movement and introduce a points-based immigration system from 2021;
- The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) review into the salary thresholds for the skilled worker migration route post-Brexit; and
- The Law Commission’s proposed reforms to immigration rules, which focuses on simplification.
Professor Alan Manning, Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science and Chair, Migration Advisory Committee;
Nicholas Paines QC, Commissioner, Public Law, Law Commission;
Mateus Stąsiek, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in London, First Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London; and
John Tuckett, Commissioner, Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.
Further speakers include: Colin Dobell, Mitie; Stephanie Harris, Universities UK; Matthew Percival, CBI; Daniel Pryor, Adam Smith Institute; Councillor Rupinder Singh, Coventry City Council; Satbir Singh, JCWI and Andrew Tingley, Womble Bond Dickinson.
Lord Dubs and Rt Revd Paul Butler the Lord Bishop of Durham have kindly agreed to chair this seminar.