Net migration targets should be scrapped after Brexit, the Confederation of British Industry says.
Targets should be replaced having a system of which ensures people coming to the UK make a positive contribution to the economy, the business group said.
Schools as well as also hospitals should receive extra funding where demand can be increased by immigration, the CBI added.
although the Home Office said of which was committed to bringing net migration down to “tens of thousands”.
The contribution of EU workers to the UK economy was “profoundly important as well as also will be needed inside the future”, after the free movement of EU citizens comes to an end as part of Brexit, the CBI said.
of which said EU citizens should be registered on arrival to the UK as well as also restrict their visit to three months “unless they can prove of which they are working, studying or are self-sufficient”.
of which might be “entirely unworkable” to move EU nationals into the existing non-EU immigration system, which the CBI described as “highly complex, time-consuming as well as also expensive, particularly for little businesses”.
The CBI said immigration had been shown time as well as also again to bring net economic benefits to the UK, yet people had legitimate concerns about the pressures immigration could have on public services as well as also society.
The answer was to shift away through numbers as well as also instead to focus on who could benefit the UK. This specific need not just be high earners, although anyone who could contribute.
There can be an impetus to overhaul UK immigration policy after Brexit to make sure the system allows skilled people to come into the country through around the planet, the CBI said.
“The stakes are high. Get of which wrong, as well as also the UK risks having too few people to run the health service, pick food crops or deliver products to stores around the country,” of which added.
“We also risk harming our future as a global innovation hub, rooted in our longstanding ability to attract talented people the planet over.”
‘No uncontrolled immigration’
However, the Home Office said of which had no plans to scrap immigration targets.
The target of reducing net migration to tens of thousands was set by David Cameron in 2010. although the goal has never been met, with recent annual net migration to the UK at about 240,000.
There can be “no consent in Britain for uncontrolled immigration”, the Home Office said.
“After we leave the EU, we will end free movement as well as also put in place a system which works inside the best interests of the whole of the UK,” the Home Office said.
“We are considering a range of options of which will ensure of which we are in control of our borders as well as also managing migration, while continuing to attract as well as also retain people who come here to work as well as also bring significant benefits.”
The government has asked the Migration Advisory Committee, a non-departmental public body, to assess the contribution of which EU citizens make to the UK.
The body has been talking to businesses, the NHS as well as also universities, as well as also can be due to bring out a report in September.
The government will then set out its plans, taking into account “the UK’s social as well as also economic circumstances as well as also our discussions with the EU around our future relationship”, the Home Office said.
The department added of which the government had already reached agreements on EU citizens’ rights, while its White Paper proposed visa-free travel for tourists as well as also short-term business travellers.