Call for Evidence
In July 2017 the government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to conduct a study about and advise upon the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the EU. MAC has also been asked to comment on how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy.
Accordingly today 4th August 2017, MAC has published a Call for Evidence from interested parties.
“This call for evidence seeks views and evidence from anyone with relevant knowledge, expertise or experience to help inform the MAC response. We strongly welcome views from a wide range of interested parties from all parts of the UK (e.g. businesses, employers, recruiters, trade unions, academics, think tanks, representative bodies, government departments, etc). Please respond to questions that are relevant to your expertise; we do not expect respondents to answer every single question.”
The paper also identifies the type of information the MAC will find most useful as well as details of how to submit the evidence.
The evidence must be submitted by 27th October 2017
“This call for evidence is accompanied by a note outlining some preliminary analysis of the UK labour market and other countries’ migration systems to kick-start the call for evidence.”
MAC also welcomes comments and feedback on these issues in addition to the Call for Evidence.
Although the timing of the submission date may appear to be rather late, given that the citizenship matter is supposed to be nearly finalised by the October round of EU Brexit talks between Michel Barnier and David Davis and their teams, it is a really excellent chance for anyone concerned or affected to express their views.
Any interested party really should take the opportunity to make relevant comments.