Tag Archive for EU migrants

Inquiry: EU nationals living in UK should be given permanent residence

An independent Inquiry into the status of EU nationals in the UK after Brexit publishes its report today, recommending that those in the UK before Article 50 is triggered should get Permanent Residence.

EU migrants Inquiry: Coventry meeting seeks EU citizens’ views

A national Inquiry, examining how the Government can practically protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit, comes to Coventry on 8 November in a public meeting at Warwick Road United Reform Church, seeking EU citizens’ views on Brexit and the challenges they face in securing their rights.

The Inquiry, coordinated by British Future, starts from the principled position that securing the rights of EU citizens to stay in the UK is the right thing to do. Its aim will be to examine how to make this work in practice, and to make practical recommendations to the Government.

 

When: 6.30-8.30pm, Tuesday 8 November 2016

Where: Warwick Road United Reform Church, 10 Warwick Road, Coventry CV1 1EX

 

Jill Rutter, Director of Strategy for British Future and coordinator of the Inquiry, said:

“Many EU citizens in the Midlands and across the UK will have been anxious since the referendum about their status in the UK. Our Inquiry needs to hear from them. “Are people applying for residency and what difficulties have they experienced? Have they received information or reassurance from their employers? Has the Brexit decision had any impact on how they access public services or housing?

“We need to hear about people’s real experiences as our Inquiry is concerned with the practical challenges of granting status to the 3.5 million EU citizens living in the UK. That won’t be straightforward but we hope our recommendations will offer some practical help and guidance to the Government.”

ICM research for British Future finds that 84% of people in the Midlands (and 84% of the whole UK public) supports letting EU migrants stay – including three-quarters (77%) of Leave voters – with any future changes to freedom of movement applying only to new migrants. The Government has stated that it anticipates that this will happen, though the delay in doing so is causing unnecessary anxiety for EU migrants and uncertainty for businesses that rely on their labour.

The Inquiry panel, made up of cross-party MPs, public figures and academics from both Leave and Remain sides of the referendum campaign, is chaired by Birmingham MP Gisela Stuart, former Chair of the Vote Leave campaign. Members of the Inquiry panel include Conservative MP Suella Fernandes; Suzanne Evans of UKIP; Labour MP Kate Green; Fraser Nelson, Editor of the Spectator; Seamus Nevin of the Institute of Directors; and Owen Tudor of the TUC. It will report later in autumn/winter 2016, setting out practical recommendations about how to resolve the status of EU nationals living in the UK.

A national Inquiry, examining how the Government can practically protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit, comes to Coventry on 8 November in a public meeting at Warwick Road United Reform Church, seeking EU citizens’ views on Brexit and the challenges they face in securing their rights. The Inquiry, coordinated by

Reactions to our proposal for a ‘preferential’ immigration offer to the EU

Heres how media and other voices responded to our new proposal for a preferential system for EU immigration to the UK.

A new immigration offer to Europe

In a new report today, 'Britain’s immigration offer to Europe', British Future sets out a proposal for a new, preferential system for EU immigration to the UK.

Immigration: what did we learn from Conservative Party Conference?

What did the Conservative Party's first conference after the referendum, and under new Prime Minister Theresa May, tell us about future immigration policy?

Which Brexit will we choose?

As ministers meet to brainstorm Britain's Brexit options, Sunder Katwala looks at the ideas on the table at Chequers

What next after Brexit? Immigration & integration in post-referendum Britain

Consulting the public should form part of a comprehensive review of immigration policy after Brexit, says a new report

New Inquiry to examine how Government can protect rights of EU citizens in UK

A call for evidence was issued today by a new Inquiry, chaired by Gisela Stuart MP, examining how the Government can protect the rights of the 3 million EU citizens living in the UK after Brexit.

‘Let EU migrants stay’ say the British public, plus voices from business and politics

84% of the British public supports letting EU migrants stay, according to new ICM research – including three-quarters of Leave voters

An historic vote to Leave – and why we must now come together

The public vote to Leave the EU will be a test of political leadership - and of all of us as citizens too, writes Sunder Katwala

Immigration: the referendum conundrum

Will the EU referendum come down to the question of immigration versus economics? Sunder Katwala looks at new Ipsos MORI findings on on public attitudes to immigration and the EU referendum.

Blunkett, Lilley and others support call for consensus on EU migrants’ status post-Brexit

Former Labour Home Secretary David Blunkett and Conservative ex-Cabinet minister Peter Lilley have backed the call for a broad consensus, across the referendum debate, that the rights of current EU migrants in the UK should be protected in the event of a vote to leave the EU.

Call for ‘Common sense consensus’ on status of EU migrants after referendum

Organisations across the spectrum of views on immigration and the EU referendum debate joined forces today in a call for a ‘common sense consensus’ on the status of EU migrants already living in the UK after the referendum