Personal Immigration

MAC launches call for evidence

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has launched a call for evidence in relation to a commission from the Government, asking the MAC to undertake a review of the impact of ending the employment restrictions on nationals of Bulgaria and Romania on the agriculture and food processing sectors.

At the end of 2013, the transitional restrictions on access to the UK labour market for Bulgarian and Romanian workers will be removed and the current Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWS) and Sectors Based Scheme (SBS) will close.

This call for evidence document sets out the Government commission and questions on which the MAC seeks views and evidence from partners. In particular, the MAC welcomes responses from SAWS and SBS operators and other labour suppliers, agricultural and food processing businesses who use migrant workers from these two schemes or who have found alternative sources of labour, relevant trade associations and unions and other experts in the subject area.

The deadline for responses is 18th January 2013.

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