Morning, Tuesday, 30th April 2019
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
The seminar focuses on the future of the UK’s immigration policy following the publication of the Government’s white paper.
Delegates will discuss the impact of the proposals which include ending the current cap on the number of skilled workers, the launch of a consultation on a minimum salary requirement of £30,000 for skilled migrants seeking five year visas, and aligning rules for non-EEA and EEA migrants - including students - under a single system.
They will also assess the impact on particular sectors such as social care, construction and agriculture as government asks the Migration Advisory Committee to review the Shortage Occupation List (reporting in Spring 2019) - including the challenges for businesses and workers in adapting to the proposed set of time-limited 12-month visa schemes.
Further sessions consider the priorities for border control and tackling illegal migration post-Brexit, including applying stricter criminality thresholds on refusal of entry and removals, how to address concerns over the UK’s potential withdrawal from the Schengen Information System and building new partnerships with EU nations to ensure that illegal immigration is tackled effectively. There will also be discussion on immigration detention as the Joint Committee on Human Rights carries out its inquiry looking at whether the current framework is sufficient in ensuring people are not detained wrongly, and if current conditions and practices protect human rights.