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Sector representatives discuss post-Brexit EU work migration

03 April 2019

The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee takes evidence from the hospitality, retail and healthcare sectors on future EU migration to the UK for work.

Background

Following the Committee's evidence session on Wednesday 20 February 2019 with the Institute of Economic Affairs, University of Oxford and Institute for Public Policy Research, the committee will look again at future EU migration to the UK for work. In this session, representatives of hospitality, retail and healthcare employers will give evidence on how Brexit will impact their workforce. The Committee will also hear from Citizens Advice about the immigration advice they are providing to EU nationals in the light of Brexit, and changes to the UK immigration system.

Witnesses

Wednesday 3 April 2019, Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 11.30am

  • Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive, UK Hospitality
  • Fionnuala Horrocks-Burns, Employment and Skills Policy Adviser, British Retail Consortium
  • Sara Gorton, Co-Chair, Cavendish Coalition
  • Rachel Beddow, Brexit Programme Lead, Citizens Advice

Possible questions

  • What are your views on the Government's plan to open the Tier 2 (General) visa to medium-skilled workers, and on the review of the Tier 2 salary threshold?
  • Do you have any concerns about confusion and additional bureaucracy resulting from proposed changes to the UK immigration system, and do you think the Home Office has the capacity to deal with this?
  • What are the main concerns of EU nationals in the UK and how does Citizens Advice support them?
  • Has the announcement of European Temporary Leave to Remain helped to reassure people that a sudden heavy restriction on EU migration would be avoided in a ‘no deal’ scenario?

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