Springhouse Solicitors

Immigration and the Queen’s Speech

The Queen’s speech has hinted at changes to the immigration rules post-Brexit.

Immigration post-Brexit has raised concerns on many fronts, for instance; from employers concerned about a chronic skills shortage for their businesses; from EU citizens working and residing in the UK about their future; and similarly from UK citizens working and residing in the EU about their future.

It has been suggested that in future immigration from non-EU countries and migration to non-EU countries will need to increase as the UK looks to undertake business in the wider global market. It will be interesting to see how, if at all, the new national policies on immigration will address that eventuality.

In the meantime, here is what the Background Briefing to the Queen’s Speech of 21 June 2017 has to say about the Immigration Bill, which will be drafted and published after a period of consultation.

The purpose of the Bill is to:

The main benefits of the Bill would be:

The main elements of the Bill are: