The Migration Advisory Committee has published a call for evidence A briefing paper has also been produced on EU immigration and highlights the importance of EU labour for the Tourism industry with the second highest number of EU nationals working in the food and beverage sector and 10th highest working in the accommodation sector. The accommodation sector has the second highest percentage of EU workers (18%) and the food and beverage sector has the 5th highest percentage of EU workers (11%). Tourism will be one of the sectors most impacted by removing freedom of movement.
To recap...In the Government’s Command Paper Legislating for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, the Repeal Bill will convert EU-derived law into UK law as it stands at the moment at which we leave the EU. Without further change, this would mean that the free movement of EU citizens to the UK would continue, albeit as part of UK law. The Government have therefore committed to introduce to Parliament an Immigration Bill to repeal the current EU-derived free movement provisions so as to be able, on our exit from the EU, to bring EU citizens fully within the scope of UK law. This will mean that, in future, the Govt. will be able to apply different immigration rules and requirements according to the UK’s economic and social needs at the time, including on any implementation arrangements following the UK’s departure.
The call for evidence itself calls for a wide range of evidence under three main headings: EEA Migration Trends; Recruitment Practices, Training & Skills; Economic, Social and Fiscal Impacts
The deadline for submitting evidence is 27 October 2017. Documentation - https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/call-for-evidence-and-briefing-note-eea-workers-in-the-uk-labour-market