Briefing: The immigration white paper

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
January 3, 2019
Neil Merrick LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • border security
  • costs of new system
  • EU citizens here
  • foreign students
  • workers coming to the UK
Brexit and local government, Crime, policing and community safety, Economy and Regeneration, International, Technology and transformation
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