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Migration Advisory Commitee (MAC) report update on low-skilled migration

The Migration Advisory Commitee (MAC) will submit its completed report on low-skilled migration to the government at the end of May 2014.

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In May 2013, the Minister for Immigration asked the MAC to advise on the issue, effects and the resulting economic and social impacts of low-skilled work migration.

The minister specifically asked the MAC to:

consider the labour market, economic and social impacts on the UK and specifically on British workers, drawing on and updating earlier work in this area.

In particular, the MAC has been asked to research the growth of migrant labour, distinguishing where possible between EEA and non-EEA migrants, in low skilled sectors of the UK economy and the factors driving this.

Published 25 April 2014