Pro-Link GLOBAL was pleased to attend a forum with the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on Thursday 2 September, to discuss the proposals for a cap on net migration to the UK. The newly elected UK government intends to bring net migration down to the “tens of thousands” by the end of Parliament – i.e. by 2015. Net migration last year stood at 196,000.

The event was attended by UKBA representative Ian Robinson as well as MAC representatives Stephen Earl and Vanna Aldin. On behalf of Pro-Link GLOBAL, Sophy King (Director of Knowledge Management) and Fabiano Bittencourt (Global Consultant) as well as Sarah Buttler (Pro-Link UK KGNM) were in attendance.

The event was focused on business leaders and their responses to the proposed cuts. After presentations from the UKBA and MAC, business leaders discussed their responses at round tables hosted by immigration experts. Sophy King took the opportunity to offer Ian Robinson the benefit of Pro-Link’s global experience and expertise. We are in a unique position to provide parallel examples of quotas, and of countries which have successfully reduced public concern with migration levels while minimising impact on business. Mr Robinson agreed that this data would certianly be valuable and welcomes our support and contribution to the UKBA’s understanding of the issues around immigration quotas.