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Establishing the impact of Brexit on UK employment

Research is being carried out to establish what the impact of Brexit will be on employment across the UK.

In July, the Government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to advise on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the EU.

It was also tasked with finding find out how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy.

The MAC is seeking views and evidence from those with interest, relevant knowledge, expertise or experience to inform its response.

About half of the Chamber's members employ workers from the EU, according to surveys undertaken since the Brexit vote.

Ian Bates, Forums Manager at the Chamber, said: “We are working with the MAC, to help gather information that will steer its formal response to Government and, hopefully, shape future policy on employing migrant workers.

“This is a vitally important piece of work, the outcome of which will have implications for UK employers for years to come.”

To help the MAC, East Midlands Chamber has arranged a discussion session, to be held from 10am to 11.30am, on 18 October, at Nottingham Lakeside Art, University Park, Nottingham, hosted by the University.

The event is free but because demand is expected to be high, booking is essential. For further information and to book, visit http://bit.ly/2xjVBzV.

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