Westminster Legal Policy Forum

The UK immigration system - migration law reform, tackling irregular migration and next steps for policy

Morning, Tuesday, 25th February 2020

The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This conference will discuss priorities for the UK immigration system, including reforming the migration law and tackling irregular migration.


With the new parliament beginning its work, the conference is timed as an opportunity to discuss a range of key policy developments, including:

  • The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) review into the salary thresholds for the skilled worker migration route post-Brexit;
  • The future of freedom of movement rules in the UK and schemes such as a points based system; and
  • The Law Commission’s proposed reforms to immigration rules, which focuses on simplification.

Speakers

Keynote contributions from:

  • Professor Alan Manning, Chair, Migration Advisory Committee;
  • Glyn Williams, Director General, Borders, Immigration and Citizenship Systems Policy and Strategy Group, Home Office;
  • Nicholas Paines QC, Commissioner, Public Law, Law Commission; and
  • John Tuckett, Commissioner, Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.

Further speakers include: Matthew Percival, CBI; Satbir Singh, JCWI and Andrew Tingley, Womble Bond Dickinson.


The agenda

  • The Migration Advisory Committee’s review - options for the salary threshold and a points-based immigration system;
  • Immigration rules - key points from the Law Commission’s reforms and priorities for regulation;
  • The reformed system - implementation issues, routes to migration, and ensuring the system works for individuals, communities and the economy;
  • Irregular migration and border control - improving cross agency collaboration, workforce training and protecting human rights; and
  • Operational priorities, enforcement, and information sharing post-Brexit.


Keynote Speakers

Professor Alan Manning

Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science and Chair, Migration Advisory Committee

Glyn Williams

Director General, Borders, Immigration and Citizenship Systems Policy and Strategy Group, Home Office

Keynote Speakers

Professor Alan Manning

Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science and Chair, Migration Advisory Committee

Glyn Williams

Director General, Borders, Immigration and Citizenship Systems Policy and Strategy Group, Home Office

Chair

Lord Dubs

Speakers

Andrew Tingley

Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson

Mateusz Stąsiek

Consul General of the Republic of Poland in London, First Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London

Nicholas Paines QC

Commissioner, Public Law, Law Commission

John Tuckett

Commissioner, Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

Matthew Percival 

Director for People and Skills, CBI

Deepa Chadha

Advice & Training Officer, UK Council for International Student Affairs

Colin Dobell

Managing Director, Care and Custody, Mitie

Seema Farazi

Partner, UK Financial Services – Global Immigration, EY

Satbir Singh

Chief Executive, JCWI