Location, location, location: should different parts of the UK have different immigration policies?

25 October 2017

Immigration policy is decided at the national level. But since the EU referendum brought the prospect of a wide-ranging overhaul of UK immigration policy, several proposals have emerged for devolving power over parts of a post-Brexit immigration policy to the constituent nations and regions of the UK. This report examines the economic, political and operational arguments that have been advanced both in favour and against such proposals.

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The views expressed in this research paper are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative.

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