Gherson sponsored a very successful Westminster Legal Policy Forum on UK Immigration yesterday. There were a number of panellists from across the board including Baroness Hamwee, David Hanson MP and representatives from the NHS, Study UK, JCWI and the Residential Landlords Association, amongst others. The first half of the morning was chaired by Professor Elspeth Guild, Co-Chair of the European Sub Committee, ILPA and the second half by Lord Jay of Ewelme, Member, EU Home Affairs, Health and Education Sub-Committee.
A variety of topics were covered from managerial responsibilities of Tier 2 visas to the hostile nature of the new changes in immigration law, including the right to appeal and minimum salary requirements. With the upcoming elections on the 7th May, the way in which the different parties intend to approach immigration was a hot topic, particularly in the last panel between David Hanson MP, Mark Reckless MP and Baroness Hamwee. Of note were the issues surrounding post-study visas, EU migration and the lack of exit checks in the UK.