Trade, Development, and Immigration

Businesses are “better placed than the state to decide what is missing from the labour market”

Dr Kristian Niemietz quoted in the New York Times

Responding to the government’s proposals to bring in a points based immigration systen, the IEA’s Head of Political Economy Kristian Niemietz said “The decision to reduce the salary threshold from £30,000 to £25,600 is a welcome moved”.

Quoted in the New York Times, Kristian said “by deliberately focusing on limiting low-skilled migration, the scheme is likely to have a significant negative impact on staffing levels in many industries, including the care system, construction and hospitality, especially in the short-term.”

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