Immigration after Brexit: law, policy, and economics

The UK in a Changing Europe invites you to a one-day conference on immigration after Brexit. The Immigration White Paper signals the biggest shakeup of UK immigration policy for 40 years. The end of free movement of people between the UK and the EU and the move to a new system will have profound effects on immigrants and their families, past, present and future and on the UK economy, business and public services.

Funded by the ESRC, leading researchers from a variety of perspectives – law, policy, and economics – examine the implications. There will be a variety of discussants drawn from policy-makers and the private sector.


9.30am   Registration and coffee

10.00am Introduction by Anand Menon

10.15am  Citizens’ Rights: what next for EU citizens in Britain and Britons in Europe?

  • Professor Steve Peers, University of Essex

11.30am The Immigration White Paper: the UK’s future immigration policy framework

  • Madeleine Sumption, Director, Migration Observatory, University of Oxford
  • Jill Rutter, Institute for Government
  • Ian Robinson, Fragomen

12.45pm – 1.30 Lunch

1.30pm – Immigration and the UK’s future trading relationships with the EU and beyond

  • Professor Catharine Barnard, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Elspeth Guild, Queen Mary University of London
  • Professor Bernard Ryan, University of Leicester

2.45pm – Immigration policy and the UK economy

  • Professor Jonathan Portes, King’s College, London
  • Jennifer Bradley, Migration Advisory Committee
  • Torsten Bell, Resolution Foundation

4pm Close

Please note this is a free event, which means we overbook to allow for no-shows and avoid empty seats. While we generally do not have to turn people away, this does mean we cannot guarantee all ticket holders a place.

To RSVP please register on Eventbrite

Venue:  British Academy, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

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