UK's Immigration policy must be partnered with a renewed effort to vastly improve the country's skills levels

Ann Francke CEO of The Chartered Management Institute reacting to the Government's proposed points based immigration system said:

Changing the UK's immigration policy must be partnered with a renewed effort to vastly improve the country's skills levels. That is why CMI is calling on the government to embed employability and management skills development at every level of our education system.

In a recent CMI survey, nearly half of managers (49%) felt that restrictions on freedom of movement of EU workers would have a negative impact on their organisation. The Government clearly has a lot of work to do to bring those businesses on board with the scheme. It should do this by working with industry to ensure the policy will work in practice and ensure that it is accurately communicated to businesses across the UK.

 

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Notes to Editors:

Chartered Management Institute

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