Responding to the report on a future immigration system by the Migration Advisory Committee, Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive of London First, said:
“It is positive that the MAC has met business halfway on the salary threshold recognising that £30,000 would decimate key sectors such as construction, hospitality and social care. But it should have gone further – recommending it be set at around £20,000 would have ensured we could keep the economy at full strength.
“The MAC report makes clear that a future immigration system that clamps down too heavily on unskilled workers will hit total GDP. Firms across the capital and beyond want to support the roll-out of the new points based system, but must have a seat at the table as it is finalised and be given time to prepare for changes.”
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