What effect will Brexit have on the UK’s job market?

28 February 2017

The Economic Affairs Committee hears evidence about regional migration and what the UK can learn from the experiences of other countries for its inquiry into the impact of Brexit on the UK labour market.


Tuesday 28 February in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 3.35pm

  • Professor Robert Wright, Professor of Economics, Strathclyde Business School, Strathclyde University
  • Mr Chris Murray, Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
  • Mr Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)

At 4.15pm

  • Dr Martin Ruhs, Associate Professor of Political Economy, University of Oxford
  • Dr Lucie Cerna, Research Associate, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford
  • Dr Jean-Christophe Dumont, Head of the International Migration Division, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris (OECD)

Likely questions

For the first session the Committee asks questions that include:

  • Would the differences in the UK's regional labour markets justify a separate migration policy?
  • Should Scotland or London be able to set their own immigration policy after Brexit?
  • What lessons can be learnt from countries that have implemented regional immigration policies?

In the second session the Economic Affairs Committee discusses:

  • How do other developed countries regulate labour migration?
  • How do other countries distinguish between high-skilled and low-skilled immigration?
  • Based on the international experience, should the Government focus on controlling the number of immigrants or their characteristics?
  • What non-migration policies are important in affecting immigration flows?

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