The Government has confirmed that a planned white paper setting out proposals for a post-Brexit immigration policy has been delayed, much to the frustration of UK businesses.
In confirming the delay a Home Office spokesperson said: “We are considering a range of options for the future immigration system and will set out initial plans in the coming months.”
Commenting, Ian Murray MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:
“The appalling lack of any direction or clarity from this Government on post-Brexit immigration arrangements threatens to launch UK businesses off a cliff in March 2019.
“It’s becoming clearer every day that the Government’s Brexit planning is non-existent. They have failed to produce a promised policy paper for the financial services sector, and now the planned immigration white paper has been delayed, much to the frustration of employers across the country.
“The Government needs to start listening to businesses rather than the small faction of Brexit ideologues in the Conservative Party, and negotiate to keep the UK in the Single Market and the Customs Union permanently.”
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