Following Government’s recently reaffirmed aims to reduce annual net-migration to the tens of thousands, and in a context of uncertainty following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, this timely conference will focus on future options for UK immigration policy.
Sessions are expected to focus on the regulation of EU and non-EU migration in the exit scenarios that are likely to follow withdrawal from the EU - with perspectives on how an evolving framework can effectively govern work, student and family routes of migration; the future for EU freedom of movement; and priorities for maintaining the UK’s economic growth and international competitiveness in key sectors.
In the context of Europe’s continuing migration crisis, and as UK policymakers consider options for cooperation with international partners post-Brexit, delegates will also consider challenges ahead for UK border controls, next steps for tackling irregular migration flows, as well as options for the UK’s asylum framework - including future involvement with the Common European Asylum System.
This conference is expected to bring together key policymakers with a range of stakeholders, including lawyers, local authorities, business groups, universities, colleges, campaign groups, economists and commentators, as well as representatives from national and trade press.
We are delighted that a speaker confirmed from the Migration Advisory Committee has agreed to deliver a keynote address at this conference.
Andrea Als, Solicitor and Senior Manager, PwC Legal; Joy Elliott-Bowman, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Independent Higher Education; Matthew Finn, Managing Director, AUGMENTIQ;Alp Mehmet, Vice-Chairman, Migration Watch UK; Seamus Nevin, Head of Employment and Skills Policy, Institute of Directors; Fizza Qureshi, Director Designate, Migrants’ Rights Network;Councillor Paul Watkins, Leader, Dover District Council and Chairman, South East Strategic Partnership for Migration and Colin Yeo, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers have also agreed to speak.
Rt Hon the Baroness Prashar, Chair, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee and Baroness Hamwee, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson have kindly agreed to chair this seminar.
See http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/book/immigration-2017 for booking information.