Westminster Legal Policy Forum

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


This seminar 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 focus on simplification.


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: Stephanie Harris, Universities UK; Matthew Percival, CBI; Daniel Pryor, Adam Smith Institute; 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

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Legal Policy Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates