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Organised by the CBI this event is a breakfast roundtable with representatives of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) at Concentrix, 9 Lanyon Place, Belfast, on Friday 18 September from 8.00am – 10.00am. A light breakfast will be served at 8.00am with the roundtable discussion starting promptly at 8.30am.
The MAC are an independent body who are tasked with providing evidence-based advice to Government on migration policy. As part of the government’s push to reduce net migration, the MAC have been asked to report on changes to skilled working visas by the end of the year. This could have significant implications for employers in Northern Ireland and is an excellent opportunity to engage with the MAC to brief them on labour market issues in Northern Ireland
As part of their review of Tier 2 visas the MAC are looking to engage with the business community to ensure that they fully understand the economic pressures surrounding skilled migrant workers, and hear from businesses using the current visa system about how it is currently working and any suggestions for change.
Tier 2 working visas are the primary route for economic migration to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Given the importance of skilled migrants to our economy, the CBI are concerned about the potential implications of this change. There are particular concerns about how the proposed rise in salary thresholds could impact in Northern Ireland where salaries tend to be lower compared to those in the rest of the UK.
There are clearly a number of issues to discuss (including their recent recommendations on salary thresholds) and I am confident that this will be an informative session.
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CBI Northern Ireland
CBI Northern Ireland represents around one third of the private sector workforce and over 60% of the largest employers in Northern Ireland. The CBI is the leading business organisation influencing the policies of the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly in order to deliver a more competitive business environment