This document forms ippr's response to the Home Office's consultation on proposed changes to the managed migration system, including the introduction of a new tiered, points-based selection procedure.
This paper pays particular attention to the issue of skills, looking at the characteristics of current migrants (the sectors in which they work and their contribution to the UK economy) and the extent to which Government proposals for a new managed migration system will address current and future labour market needs. The paper makes several recommendations that will enhance the proposed system, including merging Tiers 1 and 2, creating a unified points system, giving the proposed Advisory Board a remit beyond skills, and creating flexible and responsive low-skill migration channels.
State of the North 2024: Charting the course for a decade of renewalThe North’s communities are ambitious for a better future, but face systemic and pronounced inequalities. Gaps in power, wealth, opportunity, and health result in shorter, sicker, less fulfilling lives.
No home left behind: Funding a just transition to clean heat in ScotlandHow can we ensure that investment in clean heating in Scottish homes drives a just transition, sharing costs and benefits fairly?
The asylum backlog: Job done?This blog post sets out how the department must now grapple with a new set of backlog challenges.