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Swathes of the UK economy including health, warehousing and packing are being propped up by migrant workers – casting doubt on the prudence of the Conservative Party’s promise to tighten immigration policy.
Overseas bricklayers and carpenters could be able to get work visas more easily in the UK after the government updated its shortage occupation list. / The committee did not recommend any hospitality occupations be included, although it said Brexit and the pandemic had "significant effects" on both sectors.
Jeremy Hunt has denied that the decision to give some overseas construction workers easier access to UK jobs was a "betrayal of Brexit".
Migration to NI may be orientating away from European countries to Asia and Africa, analysis suggests.
Brussels commissioner says bill breaches convention, as legal experts warn of risk to Brexit trade deal.
Major Brexit U-turn could see builders given special immigration status to plug construction industry labour shortages 09/03/2023
The government could be about to make a major Brexit U-turn following advice that special immigration status could hold the key to plugging significant labour shortages across the construction industry.
Brexit U-turn: Builders to get special immigration status to tackle construction industry crisis 09/03/2023
Builders expected to be added to ‘shortage occupation list’ to allow EU labourers to return.
Critics described the government’s approach to immigration as “baffling” and blamed the shortages on Brexit.
Experts are investigating the impact on EU-UK families of strict immigration rules now that the UK has left the European Union.
UK still experiencing problems after three years of Brexit.
The rise in small boat crossings is not because of losing Dublin III arrangements after Brexit 17/02/2023
It is wrong to argue that the UK’s inability to return asylum seekers to the EU is driving the increase in the number crossing the Channel. / While there is evidence that Brexit is having an impact on small boat crossings, the migration data does not support Brooks’ analysis. Rather, it suggests that Brexit-related labour shortages with the potential for exploitation, is more significant.
Thom Brooks’ report reveals the Government has created the Channel migration ‘small boats’ crisis through its hard Brexit policies.
Sea Change on Border Control: A Strategy for Reducing Small Boat Crossings in the English Channel 09/02/2023
The steep rise in small boat crossings across the English Channel is deeply worrying. Ever more lives are put at risk in making the 21-mile journey. ... A key issue is that the Government did not see the problem of small boat crossings as a consequence of its policy failures, most notably its failure to secure a post-Brexit returns arrangement with the EU.
New report 'Sea Change on Border Control' shows that "the primary factor behind small boat crossings is the UK's lacking a returns agreement with the EU. This was a consequence of the UK's Brexit deal".
Academic report says UK’s failure to negotiate post-Brexit returns agreement is main reason for increase in asylum seekers making small boat crossings 10/02/2023
Thom Brooks: Government is repeating same old lines about stopping boats, unable to acknowledge failure of Brexit deal.
Brexit’s Long-Run Effects on the U.K. Economy - John van Reenen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [pdf]
What will be the long-run economic effects of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union—informally known as Brexit? Compared with remaining in the European Union, there will inevitably be higher trade costs with the rest of Europe, which accounts for about half of all U.K. trade.
This week marks the third anniversary of Brexit. While for some it’s a cause to celebrate or say, “I told you so”, for European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) citizens and their families falling through the cracks of the Home Office system, it is cause for concern.
Probably not the anniversary present the government was hoping to offer the public.
Record numbers of people are moving to the UK even as the pro-Brexit government promises to crack down on immigration. Roughly 50,000 EU citizens left the UK over a one-year period, while 331,000 non-EU citizens arrived.
Brexodus: Where have all the workers gone? 26/01/2023
The consequences of ending the free movement of people between Britain and the EU are becoming painfully clear.
Brexit barriers are having a significant impact on North East small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), hitting their exports as they struggle with regulations and red tape, a new report this week reveals. The region’s universities are another sector badly hit...
New analysis finds post-Brexit immigration system has reduced labour supply and UK workforce has fallen by 330,000 or 1% 19/01/2023
Interesting new analysis published this week by UK in a Changing Europe (UKICE) considers how the post-Brexit immigration system has impacted the UK labour market in the two years since its introduction.
We're more than a quarter of a million employees short.
The OBR forecast that Brexit would cost the UK economy 4% of GDP now looks ridiculously optimistic as the damage mounts.