Early impacts of the post-Brexit immigration system on the labour market

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Publication Date January 2023
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Overall, the new system was working broadly as Leave advocates promised. EU citizens no longer had the automatic right to work in the UK and had to apply for visas alongside people from the rest of the world. The conditions of the new system, while liberal, were too onerous to compensate for the loss of free movement in low-skilled sectors of the economy, which  led to labour shortages. At the time of writing it was unclear how employers were responding to these shortages, and it was expected to take time for that adjustment to happen, but some combination of higher wages and prices and less output was likely, especially in work that was hard to automate.

Source Link https://www.cer.eu/insights/post-brexit-immigration-uk-labour-market
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  • https://www.cer.eu/sites/default/files/insight_JS_JP_17.1.23.pdf
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House of Commons Library Research Briefings: CBP-8911: Sept. 2022: The UK’s new points-based immigration system https://www.europeansources.info/record/the-uks-new-points-based-immigration-system/

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