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Get advice from the Migration Advisory Committee on our visa system

Last updated: 09:43am 2 August 2018

We will therefore ask the independent Migration Advisory Committee to make recommendations to the government about how the visa system can become better aligned with our modern industrial strategy.

Conservative Party Manifesto 2017, p.20

Our verdict

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is an independent public body, sponsored by the Home Office, that advises the government on migration issues.

In July 2017, Amber Rudd as the then Home Secretary, commissioned the Committee to ‘assess the impact on the UK labour market of the UK’s exit from the EU and how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy.’ Its report was published in March 2018 and can be accessed in the link below.

Considering that the government has asked the MAC for recommendations (which was what they promised to do), and has received them, we can classify this as ‘done’.

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