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UK should not offer EU citizens preferential immigration post-Brexit

With just over six months until exit day, Britain is yet to reach a divorce deal with Brussels. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

By: Keerthi Mohan

Britain should not give preferential treatment to citizens from the European Union in its post-Brexit immigration system, a report commissioned by the British government said on Tuesday (18). The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), an independent body which gives the government advice on migration, also said Britain should make it easier for higher-skilled workers to migrate than lower-skilled workers. “We recommend moving to a system in which all migration is managed with no preferential access to EU citizens,” the MAC said in a report, commissioned by the government to assess the impact on the labour market of leaving the EU and…

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