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The Conservatives’ 100k net migration target is an act of self-harm

Marangozov, Rachel (2017) The Conservatives’ 100k net migration target is an act of self-harm. LSE Brexit (19 May 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The Conservative manifesto reaffirmed a commitment to cut net migration to less than 100,000 a year. Employers will have to pay a £2,000 levy to hire a skilled worker from abroad, and an end to freedom of movement from the EU will ultimately make it difficult to recruit skilled and unskilled labour from any other country. The target is arbitrary, costly and an act of economic self-harm, says Rachel Marangozov. It will worsen the recruitment crisis in the NHS at a time when the UK is close to full employment.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 26 May 2017 11:07
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/79079

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