Immigration & Integration After Brexit

Aug 5, 2016

This Policy Exchange briefing paper looks at how to phase out freedom of movement and replace it with a work permit system for EU nationals.

Recommendations—most of which could be implemented prior to Brexit negotiations—include: a maximum of six weeks to deal with all EU permit requests; a new immigration/integration department; a commission to review employability of UK citizens; new ways of responding to social infrastructure pinch-points in areas of high immigration; and, in the longer run, a population register and more formal two-tier citizenship. Richer universities could carry the cost of some of these measures by taking over the management of student flows. The medium-term aim should be an annual net migration figure below 200,000.

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David Goodhart

David Goodhart
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