The PM indicated that immigration control was to be a priority in negotiations, this implies an end to free movement. An emergency brake will not work however work permits, confined to those offered a skilled job could reduce EU net migration by 100,000.
After Brexit, a system of work permits for skilled workers from the EU could reduce net migration by around 100,000 a year. Read our new paper outlining how this system would protect the needs of business and reduce overall net migration.
An emergency brake on EU migration would be an illusory form of control as it would not reduce the number of arrivals. Read our full analysis of the emergency brake mechanism here.
The government should avoid offering concessions on immigration in exchange for concessions on trade matters as this would undermine the referendum result.
The UK population is projected to increase by around 500,000 annually - equivalent to a new city the size of Liverpool every year. This amounts to 8 million in the next 15 years, 75% of which is due to future migration. You can find out more here.
If you are interested in finding out more about net migration to the UK, see our statistics page here.
At current levels of immigration to England, a new home will be needed every five minutes over the next 25 years. To find out more about the impact of immigration on housing you can read our overview here.