Research and analysis

Migration policy changes: employer responses

Findings from case study research into UK employers' responses to changes in the Tier 1 and Tier 2 points based immigration system.



This report presents findings from a case study of 20 employers that have historically recruited migrants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). It examines how changes to the points-based immigration system have affected employers and provides examples of initial employer responses to those changes.

The specific changes covered in this report are the closure of the Tier 1 (General) route for highly skilled workers, and the annual limit of 20,700 visas under the Tier 2 (General) route where there is a labour market need for a skilled worker.

Published 4 September 2014