The IPPR Commission on Economic Justice is seeking evidence for its project on immigration. This is one of a series of inter-related projects which will contribute to the Commission’s interim and final reports. It will result in the publication of a discussion paper for wider debate.
The Commission’s work in this area will focus on creating a new immigration policy for post-Brexit Britain. We will look at how immigration policy can be shaped in order to contribute to a balanced, dynamic and just economy.
With this in mind, we are pleased to issue a call for evidence to inform the Commission’s work. We would welcome submissions that bring new evidence or arguments to the debate, as well as existing ideas and proposals for redesigning our immigration system post-Brexit.
Questions to which we are keen to receive responses include:
- How should future labour migration be designed to contribute to a balanced, dynamic and just economy post-Brexit? What are the advantages and disadvantages of employer-led, points-based, and hybrid systems?
- How, if at all, can immigration policy be designed to address regional inequalities? What are the benefits and challenges of regional differentiation and devolution within the UK’s immigration system?
- How can the future immigration system ensure the UK continues to attract top international talent from the EU and beyond post-Brexit (particularly in high-growth and high-innovation sectors)? How should current visa routes be adjusted / should new routes be introduced?
- What steps could be taken within the UK’s immigration policy to boost productivity? How should this interact with government skills policy? What measures could be taken to ensure that employers invest in domestic skills while continuing to have access to skills internationally?
- What, if any, is the relationship between migration flows and trade patterns? How could migration policy be used to improve the UK’s trade position after it leaves the EU?
The closing date for submissions is August 25th 2017. Please send your submission to Marley Morris, Senior Research Fellow, at email@example.com with the subject line Immigration Policy. If you will have material that is only available to send after the closing date we would still be pleased to receive it, though may not be able to use it in our initial research.