You can have your say on immigration cap

MAC launches consultation; responses can be sent directly

2nd July 2010: You can have your says on the issue of annual limit of the number of non-EU migrants admitted to work in the UK through Tiers 1 and 2 of the points based system.




For the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has launched a consultation on the annual limit.

Responses to the consultation can be sent direct to the MAC at either: [email protected], or Migration Advisory Committee, 1st Floor
Green Park House, 29 Wellesley Road, Croydon, CR0 2AJ

The respondents are not required to answer all consultation questions. However, all responses should explicitly state which questions are being addressed.

The closing date for this consultation is 7 September 2010. In order to allow MAC to carefully consider the evidence received, this deadline is 10 days prior to the end of the parallel Government consultation.

The responses MAC receives will be drawn upon in its consideration of the level of the limits for Tiers 1 and 2. MAC will report on this consultation as part of our overall report to the Government in autumn 2010.

The UKBA added: The government has asked the MAC, as an independent expert body on migration, to provide advice on the level of the permanent economic migration limit for its first full year of operation. The permanent limit is intended to be implemented from April 2011.
As well as the economic impacts, the MAC will take into account the social and public service impacts of immigration on the UK….”

The MAC advice will be presented to the government by the end of September 2010.

The Chair of the Migration Advisory Committee, Professor David Metcalf, said: ‘The Migration Advisory Committee is pleased that it has been asked to carry out this work and looks forward to working with its partners to develop robust and well-informed advice to the government.’

The consultation is running in parallel with the UK Border Agency’s limits on non-EU economic migration which was announced on 28 June.

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