Policy options for future migration from the European Economic Area: Interim report Contents


125.In this report we have put forward a range of broad options for the future immigration arrangements of the UK and suggested how each option might interact with negotiations over a trade deal. We have done this in the absence of any detailed policy proposals coming forward from the Government. We do not put forward a preferred option but we call on the Government to note the high level of dissatisfaction with the existing arrangements for non-EEA nationals. Extending the non-EEA structure to include EEA citizens is simply untenable and unworkable.

126.As well as considering the future for EEA migration, we recommend that the Government reconsiders its approach to non-EEA migration. The Government should also reconsider the recommendations in our earlier report and actively seek to build public consensus behind its chosen approach.

Published: 31 July 2018