The UK Government has launched a consultation on the limits on non-EU economic migration, through Tiers 1 and 2 of the Points Based System. It is consulting on how limits should be implemented, including the mechanism for doing so. At the same time, the Government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee to provide advice on the levels at which limits should be set for the first full year of their operation, and in doing so, to consider the social and public service impacts of migration as well as the economic impacts. The Government has asked the Committee to provide this advice by the end of September.
The consultation document sets out the issues that the MAC is consulting on and how it is doing it. It also contains the MAC’s consultation questions and details of how written evidence may be submitted. Please note that responses are required by 7 September 2010.