British Chamber of Commerce on UK Immigration Policy

Monday 15 January 14:39

The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) has today commented on the UK Home Affairs Committee report on immigration policy, published today.

BCC: Immigration policy must support business

Commenting on the Home Affairs Committee’s report on immigration policy, published today, Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

“The BCC has long campaigned for an immigration policy that supports business and the economy, so we welcome the Home Affairs Committee raising these issues.

With unemployment at an all-time low, job vacancies remaining unfilled and businesses facing pervasive skills shortages, it makes no sense to cut-off an important supply of skills and labour. Businesses are not deliberately targeting non-UK workers, nor are they failing to train the UK workforce, but over half of firms we surveyed told us they would be affected in some way should there be any future restrictions on the rights of EEA nationals to work in the UK.

Foreign students are crucial to the success of universities and surrounding business communities, but the majority do not stay in the UK once their studies are finished so including them in the immigration statistics is misguided.

The UK should be striving to attract the brightest talent from around the world, so it’s crucial that our immigration policy reflects this.”

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