The CBI will hold 12 roundtables and speak with over 100 businesses directly, with input from every region and nation of the UK, to provide evidence and case studies for the Migration Advisory Committee's review.
Following extensive member engagement, the CBI will look to understand and represent member views on how EU migration benefits the UK, and how a new immigration system would need to give businesses access to the skills and labour needed to grow.
Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:
“Workers from across Europe strengthen our businesses and help our public services run more smoothly – any new migration system should protect these benefits while restoring public confidence. Asking the Migration Advisory Committee to set out the facts is a sensible first step.
“The immediate priority is securing agreement as soon as possible with the EU27 on UK and EU citizens’ reciprocal rights, which will help the negotiations progress quickly to future trading arrangements.
“The Committee’s review will be vital to address longer-term questions. Given the importance of mobile skills and labour for the UK economy, firms will want the review to move at pace and include the views of all sectors. Businesses urgently need to know what a new system will look like – during transition and afterwards.”