All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration

Upcoming event: Are employers ready for the new immigration rules?

A virtual APPG event to help parliamentarians understand business readiness for the new immigration rules

RESCHEDULED: Wednesday 9th December 4.30 – 6pm on Zoom – register on Eventbrite

From 1st January 2020 freedom of movement between the UK and Europe will end and a new set of immigration rules will come into effect. The key elements have been announced and will be legislated for in tranches over the next few months. Employers will have to re-examine the way they manage their workforce and put new policies, systems and processes in place at precisely the same time that COVID has had a major impact on the way that most do their business.

This event aims to explore the different impacts of the new rules on very different sectors, to identify common challenges and opportunities and possible improvements to the way that the system is configured, and to help parliamentarians to understand the likely impacts in their constituencies, communities and the economy as a whole.

Chair – Tim Farron MP (Vice Chair, APPG Migration)

Panel of business representatives

  • Catherine McGuiness, Policy Chair, City of London Corporation
  • Gill Haigh, Managing Director, Cumbria Tourism
  • Verity Davidge, Director of Central Policy, MAKE UK
  • Kristen O’Connell, Immigration Policy Chair, Federation of Small Businesses

Each panellist to comment on:

  • Key challenges and opportunities the new immigration rules bring to their sector/area of interest and expertise

We will then turn to reflection on what has been shared from officers and members of the APPG:

  • David Simmonds MP
  • Steve Double MP
  • Neil Coyle MP

Followed by moderated Q&A from attendees.