Post-Brexit labour supply and workforce planning: key questions for policymakers


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Author: Taylor, Heather; Florisson, Rebecca; Wilkes, Melanie


Freedom of movement with the EU will end on 1 January 2021, when the UK will move to a new points-based immigration system that will treat EU citizens in the same way as non-EU citizens. Over time, this could fundamentally change the profile of the EU workers participating in the UK labour market, arguably concentrating competition for jobs in higher skilled roles, and leaving labour shortages in some of those sectors that have tended to rely on EU workers most. Key findings include: (1) up to 160,000 EU workers who recently came to the UK would not have been eligible to live and work...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Labour market; Industry; Policy

Keywords: European Union; Labour supply; Labour mobility; Migrants; Skilled migration; Skill shortage; Regulation; Occupation; Political aspects

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: The Work Foundation, 2020

Physical description: 12 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 145.197

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