Labour immigration plan suggests ‘mix of visas and work permits’ for EU workers

Brexit, suggesting migration could be controlled by a “tailored mix” of work permits, visas and employer sponsorship. The party says a Labour government would work “with businesses, trade unions, devolved governments and others to identify specific labour and skill shortages” and set policy accordingly.

“Whatever our trade arrangements, we will need new migration management systems, transparent and fair to everybody. Working with businesses, trade unions, devolved governments and others to identify specific labour and skill shortages,” 

“Working together we will institute a new system which is based on our economic needs, balancing controls and existing entitlements. This may include employer sponsorship, work permits, visa regulations or a tailored mix of all these which works for the many, not the few.”

The system would also “distinguish between migrant labour and family attachment”, the party says.

Mr Corbyn said: “Only Labour has a plan to make Brexit work for ordinary people.  We are clear:  The choice is now a Labour Brexit that puts jobs first, or a Tory Brexit that will be geared to the interests of the City, and will risk making Britain a low-wage tax haven.

Labour will negotiate a deal that preserves jobs and access to the single market, preserves rights and does not plunge our country into a race to the bottom.”

Theresa May has said Britain will have “control” of its borders and that free movement will end.

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