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BCC comments on review of immigration proposals

Commenting on the announcement that the Home Secretary Sajid Javid has asked the Migration Advisory Committee to review and advise on salary thresholds for the future immigration system, Mike Spicer, Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

"We have long campaigned for the Government to reconsider what to businesses seemed like arbitrary caps so this is a positive step from the Home Secretary. A one-size-fits all approach that extends existing minimum thresholds to EU nationals would leave many businesses unable to access the skills needed to grow.

"The design of the new system must avoid any sudden shocks and take account of the differences in labour market conditions across the UK."

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