- Building a consensus on immigration—action required
- What is the background to this report?
- What does the inquiry identify as some of the problems surrounding the issue of immigration in the UK in the run-up to Brexit?
- What are the key recommendations being made to the government in this report?
- If implemented, how would these recommendations impact on science and engineering in the UK? Are they a good thing?
- Do the recommendations go far enough? Is there anything further the government could be doing to tackle the issue of immigration?
Immigration analysis: The Home Affairs Select Committee has published its report into immigration policy, urging greater government responsibility and reform of the existing immigration system. Dr Sarah Main, executive director of the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE), considers the findings and explains why the recommendations would be good news for the scientific community—if the government chooses to implement them.
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