Home Affairs Committee report highlights 'huge' health and care workforce challenges, says Cavendish Coalition

14 February 2018

The Home Affair's Committee has published its report - Home Office delivery of Brexit: immigration

The report criticises the delays to the Immigration White Paper and warns of serious problems for immigration service delivery and border security as a result of lack of decisions, proper planning or sufficient resources.

It also raises serious questions about the Home Office’s ability to implement the systems and staffing required to deliver proposed Brexit changes and criticises the continued uncertainty over the status of EU nationals.

 

Responding to the Home Affairs Committee’s immigration report, Cavendish Coalition co-convenor, Nadra Ahmed, said:

“This report highlights the huge challenges faced by UK employers in securing their current and future workforce during a period of great uncertainty. 

“The health and social care system remains under intolerable pressure and so we simply cannot afford to lose the talented EU staff we currently employ. Faced with shortages of key staff and skills which cannot be met domestically, it’s imperative we do not continue to see fewer colleagues choosing the UK.

“We welcomed the December confirmation that the rights of EU citizens will be protected– but now is the time for more detail.

“Employers and staff urgently require clarity on the next steps – not just for those who are currently in the UK, but for those who arrive during the transition period and beyond

“The Cavendish Coalition remains ready and willing to support the Government during this critical phase of negotiations.”

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