Migration Advisory Committee


How The Immigration White Paper Flies In The Face Of The Findings And Recommendations Of Government’s Own Migration Advisory Committee

Summary Notwithstanding the change of Prime Minister and Home Secretary, it appears that the December 2018 Immigration White Paper is still to form the basis of future immigration policy after Brexit. The government claim to have been guided by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) in drawing up these proposals and, following pressure from the corporate […]

The Government Should Retain The £30,000 Pay Threshold For Foreign Workers

The government have asked the Migration Advisory Committee to carry an in-depth analysis of potential future salary thresholds and the range at which they could be set. It would not be in the interests of the UK economy, its workers, or the general population for the primary Tier 2 salary threshold to be set below £30,000 per […]

The United Kingdom’s Points Based System

Summary The UK already has a Points Based System (PBS) but it has failed to reduce, or even control, immigration. It needs reinforcement, not disruptive change. The Australian system operates entirely differently – its main purpose is to increase, not to reduce, immigration. The UK Experience A PBS was introduced in 2008 for work and […]

Written Evidence Submitted By Migration Watch To House Of Commons Public Bill Committee On The Immigration And Social Security Co-ordination Bill

Spring 2019 Summary: It is vital that post-Brexit changes to the immigration system help to restore public confidence in border control and also deliver a significant reduction in immigration levels. Proposals in the Immigration White Paper to loosen the Tier 2 (General) route for skilled workers are very concerning. Reliance on immigration is not the optimal means […]

Why Should We Allow International Graduates To Stay On And Stack Shelves?

During his leadership campaign, the Home Secretary called for the reintroduction of the two-year post-study work route for foreign graduates in any kind of employment. It is already the case that are no limits on the number of international students who can remain in the UK if they move into skilled roles. However, the fact […]

The Mac Report On Low Skilled Migration: Contrasting Accounts In The Press

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) yesterday released a comprehensive and thoughtful document entitled ‘Migrants in Low Skilled Work: The Growth of EU and non-EU Labour in Low-Skilled Jobs and its Impact on the UK’. The document, which stretched to almost 350 pages, examined the impacts of immigration on the UK with reference to both skilled […]

The Mac On The Obr And Public Debt

On Thursday the Office of Budget Responsibility will release their latest Fiscal Sustainability report.  The Migration Advisory Committee have looked at the OBR’s 2013 Fiscal Sustainability Report and their finding that higher net migration would lead to a reduction in debt as a percentage of GDP over a 50 year time frame.  The OBR had […]

Migration Watch Uk Evidence To Mac Review On Low Skilled Work

Summary 1. Large scale immigration by low paid workers from the EU reduces the wages of low skilled British workers, adds nothing to GDP per head but adds considerably to pressure on public services. In-work benefits are a huge incentive and must be reformed. Recommendations are at paragraph 14. Introduction 2. Migration Watch UK believes […]

Immigration Caps Don’t Hamper The Economic Recovery. Why Pretend Otherwise?

By Sir Andrew Green, Chairman, Migration Watch UK The immigration lobby are getting desperately short of arguments to set against the huge costs of mass immigration.  The first body blow was a House of Lords report which “found no evidence…… that net migration generates significant economic benefits for the existing UK population.” (See abstract here).  […]

Immigration Mythology

1     Introduction This paper outlines the many myths that are put forward by the mass immigration lobby in support of the current levels of immigration and dispels each myth in turn. 2    ‘Immigration provides great economic benefit’ For many years the government claimed that immigration added £6 billion a year to GDP. […]

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