Research and analysis

Settlement rights of migrants: Tiers 1 and 2

An analysis of the points-based system to report on settlement rights of migrants in Tiers 1 and 2 in the UK.


Migration Advisory Committee: settlement rights of migrants in tier 1 and 2

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This report examines the economic effects of:

  • restricting or removing settlement rights in Tiers 1 and 2
  • restricting leave to a maximum of 5 years
Published 1 November 2011