Brexit materials—Migration Advisory Committee report on the impact of EEA migration to the UK
Produced in partnership with Nick Nason of Edgewater Legal
Brexit materials—Migration Advisory Committee report on the impact of EEA migration to the UK

The following Immigration guidance note Produced in partnership with Nick Nason of Edgewater Legal provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Brexit materials—Migration Advisory Committee report on the impact of EEA migration to the UK
  • The key findings
  • The key recommendations
  • Tier 2 (General)
  • Salary
  • Immigration Skills Charge
  • Sponsor Licence administration
  • Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT)
  • Tier 2 Cap
  • Competition
  • more

The decision of the UK to leave the European Union has necessitated a review of the UK’s immigration system. On 18 September 2018 the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published its final report on European Economic Area (EEA) migration in the UK, intended ‘to provide an evidence base for the design of a new migration system after the end of the implementation period’ from 1 January 2021.

The report makes a number of findings about the impact of EEA migration to the UK, and a number of proposals which, if acted upon, will have a significant impact upon the way in which EEA nationals will be permitted to act in the UK labour market after Brexit. The report does not address the question of whether or not EEA nationals should be treated differently within the family migration system, suggesting only ‘there would potentially be large effects that should be considered’.

The key findings

The report considered a vast amount of evidence in relation to the impact of migration from the EEA on the UK. These findings underpin the key policy recommendations made by the committee, and which we consider in detail below:

  1. migrants have no or little impact on the overall employment and unemployment outcomes of the UK-born workforce (para 7)

  2. high-skilled migrants having a clear benefit to existing residents while the