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Immigration policies for construction in a post-Brexit Britain

Event date
Thursday, 1 December, 2016
Event time
17:00 to 20:00
Event place
NIESR
Event Type
Offline Event
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NIESR is holding a roundtable event for employers on post-Brexit options for immigration policy. We would be very pleased if you could attend.

The Leave vote has left many employers concerned about the future of their business, especially since free movement looks certain to end. It is crucial that future policy is designed to ensure that employers can continue to source the labour and skills they need. This presents particular challenges for the construction industry which employs significant numbers of EU migrants.

NIESR is producing a set of workable options for immigration policy post-Brexit through consulting with employers in sectors which look most likely to feel the impact of the end of free movement.

The event will be at NIESR’s office in Westminster on 1st December. It is intended for employers and representative organisations in the construction industry. Following the events NIESR will publish our findings and recommendations for future policy. To ensure a free and frank discussion no employers will be identified.

 

Provisional programme

PART 1: EU IMMIGRATION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY     

5.00-5.45

  • Introduction and overview of EU immigration in the industry:  Heather Rolfe, NIESR
  • A view from the construction industry:
    • David Hawkes, Policy Manager, Chartered Institute of Building
    • Jeffrey Matsu, Senior Economist, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • A policy view – Wayne Diamond, Principal Social Researcher, BEIS Europe Directorate
  • Options for immigration policy: constraints and possibilities – Jonathan Portes, NIESR

PART 2: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

5.45-6.45

  • Which areas of the business and sections of the workforce will be most affected by the end of free movement?
  • What are the opportunities for increasing levels of recruitment from within the UK?
  • What policies might be workable?

DRINKS AND SNACKS

6.45 – 8.00

 

Location:

National Institute of Economic and Social Research

2 Dean Trench Street

Smith Square

London SW1P 3HE

 

Please RSVP to Luca Pieri: l.pieri [at] niesr.ac.uk / 0207 654 1931