Migration Advisory Committee report regarding the Intra-Company Transfer route

October 14, 2021

Commenting, Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:

The MAC seems now to be a champion of big business and supranational conglomerates, at the expense of the UK workforce, not least our young IT graduates. Allowing in tens of thousands of overseas workers and their families with no requirement to speak English risks spurring yet another massive rise in immigration. The proposal to make this a direct path to settle permanently only adds insult to injury given ICTs were originally meant to be temporary.If the government are irresponsible enough to accept these proposals, it will mark yet another major step away from its election promise to control and reduce immigration.

Note to Editors

  • As the MAC says on p.45 of its report, people coming over with large families can require large public expenditure particularly for education. Visas will be granted to those who it is known are likely to represent a considerable fiscal cost.
  • The government should impose conditions on the route to ensure that each person granted entry should actually pay their way.
  • Bearing in mind that we also have a newly-uncapped route for skilled workers, why on earth would we still need a route for those who cannot speak English, especially given that, in light of the tax breaks on offer, it will only allow companies to save money while overlooking and potentially displacing UK IT graduates?
  • See our full written evidence to the MAC (submitted in June 2021).

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