The BCC has responded to the Call for Evidence on the Migration Advisory Committee's commission to examine the economic and social impact of the UK's exit from the European Union, and on how the UK's immigration system should be aligned with a modern Industrial Strategy.

The evidence provided in this submission is based on the results of the BCC’s 2017 Workforce Survey of 1,600 businesses across the UK. In the report, we have included evidence submitted by Accredited Chambers of Commerce highlighting the results of engagement with businesses in their locality and the needs of individual regions and sectors.

The BCC has made recommendations on three key areas:

  • Access to Skills and Labour
  • Certainty
  • Low Skilled Workers, Sector Deal and Students