Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:
“Businesses and workers know the immigration system is changing. Yet announcing that the existing arrangements may end before a replacement has been designed, delivered or tested will only cause confusion.
“Now is the time for Government to reduce uncertainty, not add to it unnecessarily and hinder no deal preparations.
"Taking time to prepare a new system will help protect the UK's attractiveness. Firms will need at least two years to adapt to any new immigration system. Most importantly, getting it right matters to millions of people."