“No easing of visa system”, says Prime Minister | David Sapsted
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is holding firm in the face of growing calls for a relaxation of Britain’s post-Brexit visa system, saying there will be no return to what he calls “uncontrolled immigration”.
“It’s because we have a low-wage, low-cost approach where companies don’t invest in skills, don’t invest in capital or facilities.”In a previous interview with the BBC at the start of this week’s Conservative Party conference in Manchester, Mr Johnson said: do work. So what I won’t do is go back to the old failed model of low wages, low skills supported by unchecked immigration.“When people voted for change in 2016 (in the Brexit referendum) and again in 2019 (in the general election), they voted to end a broken model of the UK economy that relied on low wages, low skills and chronic low productivity. , and we move away from that.However, Lord Karan Bilimoria, president of the Confederation of Business Industry (CBI), told City AM there should be an increase in visas in the short term and the government should establish a committee to set immigration targets. to fill skills shortages.Lord Bilimoria, founder of the Cobra beer empire, said the government should issue as many visas “as the economy needs”.“The way you have an independent commission or a monetary policy committee that meets every month there should maybe be… a year,” he said.“Something like that could be there on an ongoing basis. It’s not just Brexit – it’s the needs of the economy at all times and shortages can be caused by all kinds of external economic factors. “
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