Immigration and the supply of labour are undoubtedly the most important Brexit-related public policy issue in the UK. From January 2021, the UK will introduce new migration restrictions which will inevitably change both the supply of labour from overseas and the way in which businesses access it.

Quantitative and qualitative research by the CIPD show that an alarming proportion of employers are not aware of the current government proposals laid out in its immigration white paper. Very few have put in place measures to prepare for restrictions. We would therefore make several key policy recommendations which are designed to buy employers more time in the short term, while ensuring the UK economy can continue to attract needed skills from overseas in the medium term.

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