Earlier this year the UK Government established the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), chaired by Alan Manning. The Committee has been asked to conduct an analysis about EEA migration across the whole of the UK which is expected to inform the future UK Government approach to migration.
The MAC published a call for evidence on 4 August which closed on 27 October. However, the Committee is taking evidence after this date and as part of the Migration Advisory Committee’s work on the value of EU nationals to UK businesses and what needs to be done to ensure that there are is not a shortage of employees when the UK leaves the EU, a round-table discussion was held in Cardiff on the 21st November.
The WTA was represented by Adrian Greason-Walker who was able to raise awareness to the members of our sector. Adrian expressed his concern for the tourism industry and the loss of labour that may result as a direct result of BREXIT. The MAC will in due course produce a series of recommendations which will be passed back to the UK Government.