British employers unprepared for immigration changes

Peace and Freedom

A fresh study has revealed that a large number of employers in the United Kingdom are not really aware of the government’s planned overhaul of immigration rules. They believe there will be little change.

Workers in the UK (picture-alliance/dpa/D.Davies)

Roughly half of employers in the UK looked unprepared for the government’s planned changes to immigration rules after Brexit, a survey from the London-based Resolution Foundation think tank showed Monday.

About 30 percent of respondents said they expected freedom of movement to continue for citizens from the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA) as long as job offers were available.

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Another 17 percent thought there would be no change at all to the current rules, with the Resolution Foundation calling such views “totally unrealistic,” given that Prime Minister Theresa May had pledged to cut immigration to the tens of thousands, regardless of businesses’ demand for foreign labor.

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