Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence – ELA response

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The government has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to advise on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the European Union and also on how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy.

The MAC has published a call for evidence and briefing paper in relation to this commission. They are available on the MAC website.

The MAC is asking for responses to its call for evidence by 27 October 2017.  ELA will be responding and would like to invite ELA members with experience either in considering these matters (particularly in-house employment lawyers) or advising clients on such matters (for example employment lawyers who also advise on immigration law) to volunteer to join the working party that will work on ELA’s response.

The working party will be chaired by James Davies (Lewis Silkin), who is a member of the ELA L&P Committee’s Brexit Working Party and work on ELA’s response will take place from mid-September to mid-October.

Please reply by Wednesday 6 September 2017 if you are interested in joining this working party.

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How ELA Working Parties operate:

A typical working party will organise its work by sharing out the consultation questions amongst the working party members. In this way, thework can be shared out evenly, and members can volunteer to take on as much or as little as they feel able to at the time. Each working party member will then draft a response to the question(s) they have agreed to take on, within the agreed timetable. The submission deadlines are often quite tight, so it is vital that everyone keeps to the timetable. The chair of the working party (who is almost always drawn from the Legislative & Policy Committee) will then pull the individual submissions together and edit them for consistency, ensuring that our submissions are politically neutral and address the concerns of both employees and employers.

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