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Which sectors will be hit hardest by controls on EU workers?

08 March 2017

The Economic Affairs Committee hears evidence about the impact of Brexit on different sectors of the economy

Witnesses

Wednesday 8 March 2017 Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster 

At 2:35pm

  • Charlotte Holloway, Policy Director, techUK
  • Tim Thomas, Director of Employment and Skills Policy, Engineering Employers’ Federation UK (EEF)

At 3:15pm

  • Tim Martin, Founder and Chairman, JD Wetherspoon Plc
  • Andrea Wareham, HR Director, Pret A Manger

At 4:00pm

  • Minette Batters, Deputy President, National Farmers Union
  • David Swales, Head of Strategic Insight, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

At 4:45pm

  • Chris Cox, Director of Membership Relations, Royal College of Nursing
  • Mark Dayan, Policy and Public Affairs Analyst, Nuffield Trust

Likely questions

  • How reliant are these sectors on EU migrants?
  • How long do the EU migrants working in these sectors typically stay?
  • Will any sectors experience a ‘cliff edge’ and be unable to recruit new workers following Brexit?
  • How should EU immigration be controlled after Brexit?
  • Is the Government too focussed on high-skilled migrants’ needs?
  • To what extent could British workers replace EU workers in these sectors?
  • Should any sectors have special immigration arrangements?

Further information

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