Migration Advisory Committee: scrap the cap on Tier 2 work visas after Brexit

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has published its long-awaited research into migration from the EU and how it should be managed after Brexit. The report will disappoint advocates of a fairly liberal regime, recommending as it does that if there is no specific agreement with the EU on migration, there need be no preferential treatment of EU workers over non-EU workers in future. But that does mean that the overall work visa regime would have to be loosened a bit: by abolishing the cap on Tier 2 visas, for example, as well as the requirement to advertise jobs to British citizens before recruiting from abroad. It also takes aim at…

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