A new points based immigration is coming to the UK soon. What effect will that have on labour shortages in critical service areas like care or tourism outside of major cities? Could a New Zealand-style system be part of the answer? Cameron Boyle from the Immigration Advice Service explores the issues.
In this briefing, we examine the background and evolution of Project Ireland 2040, progress on its implementation to date and the possible impact on its future delivery of Brexit, Covid-19 and the Programme for Government, entitled “Our Shared Future”.
The UK’s exit from the transition period will bring significant change, with or without a new deal. Local government will have to contend with managing the continuing and unpredictable Covid-19 situation, the recovery, and the Brexit changeover simultaneously. We summarise the state of negotiations and the potential impact on councils.
Dr. Andy Johnston, Chief Operating Officer for the LGIU, covers the launch of a new flooding policy statement from Defra and an associated Flood and Coastal Erosion Management (FCERM) strategy for England from the Environment Agency. Both documents are hard-wired into the new Environment Bill 2020 and the Agriculture Bill 2020
As the post-Brexit negotiations on the EU-UK future relationship reach an important phase we assess here the EU-UK future relationship negotiations. They do not appear to be going well.
This briefing covers progress towards the fiscal targets and economic forecasts that accompanied Budget March 2020 in addition to brief commentary on other announcements, including those for capital and departmental spending, taxes, and welfare, and the Government’s response to the coronavirus crisis.
The government’s post-Brexit immigration system is focussing firmly on skills and the economy. But what will it mean for local government and the wider economy? We look at the Home Office’s proposals and some of the key issues raised, including possible skill shortages in sectors such as adult care.
After 47 years of membership the UK leaves the EU today (31st January 2020). This bundle brings together the content that we have produced on Brexit over the past few years.
Brexit means that UK local government will have no place on the Committee of the Regions; but, writes Janet Sillett, links to European counterparts remain crucial and the subsidiarity principle must be upheld in a post-Brexit UK.
The real Brexit work may be only just starting. And as Janet Sillett writes there is a great deal at stake for local government.