5 March 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm

followed by a drinks reception

The UK is now at peak Brexit mayhem so it is understandable that as the clock ticks uncertainty is growing on the critical issue of the future immigration system. Business is being hampered in its ability to plan its workforce, whether that’s existing EU staff, future mobility of staff around the world or new hires.

Please join us at this timely and important panel event where we’ll aim to bring much needed clarity to the situation. Chaired by the BBC’s Ben Thompson, breakfast presenter and co-host of Business Live, we will hear from experts from business, politics, and academia including: Kate Green MP, Chair of the Migration APPG & Member of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Professor Jonathan Portes, King’s College London and former Chief Economist at the Cabinet Office, Alp Mehmet, Vice Chairman of Migration Watch and Mark Reynolds, CEO of Mace to discuss the contribution migration makes to the UK, and what the post-Brexit immigration system should look like. 

Before the discussion begins, the Home Office’s Director General, Glyn Williams will set out the Government’s plans on immigration: the white paper, the Bill and what happens under a no deal Brexit. The Government is consulting business over the next 12 months, including on the controversial £30k salary threshold, so there is all to play for.

We must get this right: business needs access to people who have the right skills to power jobs and growth, and the public wants reassurance that the right controls are in place. 

Invitation only

For more information email: lfevents@londonfirst.co.uk