CaSE’s response draws on member engagement following the EU referendum and extensive work we undertook in 2015-16 on immigration.
CaSE response to the Home Affairs Committee inquiry on immigration
24 Jan 2017
Summary of key points
- Science and engineering are a central pillar of the UK economy and deliver great social, cultural, and health benefits across the UK
- Immigration contributes to the UK’s science and engineering strength
- Any future immigration system must support the retention, access and movement of those who lead, undertake and support research and innovation
- The public support immigration of scientists, engineers and students, and pursuing a policy of reducing the number of highly-skilled migrants coming to the UK would be contrary to the views of 88% of the public
- To build more consensus, the Government must lead the way on transparency, use of evidence, and nuance in relation to immigration in policy development and public announcements
- Government statements, domestic immigration policy and international negotiating positions must reflect and support the Government’s wider ambitions for science and innovation
- The Government must actively promote the UK as a place to learn, earn and contribute, and work to combat the current hostile climate towards migrants in the UK.
DSIT released a series of announcements as it marked its first anniversary on 9th February 2024. Below we take a look at some of these updates.
We look at the number of students who chose to take A-levels, Highers, and GCSEs in STEM-related subjects.
CaSE Deputy Executive Director Daniel Rathbone discussing increases to the immigration health surcharge, and additional cost for skilled workers wanting to live and work in the UK.
Planned increases to visa and immigration fees could undermine the UK’s ambitions for research and innovation.