2 March 2017


Building a new migration system

Ahead of the release of the latest net migration statistics, CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn called for an honest debate about immigration

Building a new migration system

As the UK leaves the EU the government have stated the principle of free movement will end. Carolyn was clear there will be trade-offs to make when it comes to designing a new immigration system, calling for a system that delivers the outcomes business wants for jobs, living standards and public services rather than one designed to meet a target for net migration.

Read Carolyn Fairbairn’s article in the Telegraph

This builds on the CBI’s recent paper that set out business priorities for the future migration system. While there are public concerns about immigration that need to be addressed, a badly designed system will come at a cost to investment and jobs, the delivery of strong public services and economic growth.

Read the CBI’s priorities for a new migration system

For more information please contact Tom.Barrett@cbi.org.uk