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The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement


Call for Papers: UK immigration post-Brexit: policy issues and effects on migrants and migration


Brexit has resulted in debate on what UK immigration policy should now look like. In particular the recent introduction of a ‘points based’ system for new migrants has received much attention and its effects remain difficult to calculate. Many sectors such as construction, logistics and agriculture and are now reporting labour shortages. Therefore, there are questions about how Home Office immigration policy should adapt in the face of these types of issues. Others have begun to analyse how Brexit has affected those who have already migrated to the UK and what the long term impact of Brexit will be on future migration streams and migrant experiences.

This one day conference will address topics around UK immigration in the wake of Brexit, both in terms of policy and economy and the practical and affective impact on migrants themselves.

The conference is aimed at scholars, policy experts and other migration professionals. Please find the program here:


Speakers include:

  • Immigration and the UK economy after Brexit Prof Jonathan Portes, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Kings College London
  • Assessing the new ‘points based’ immigration system Marley Morris, Associate Director for Migration, Trade and Communities, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
  • The lived experience of EU Settled Status Prof Catherine Sarah Barnard, Professor of European Union and Labour Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
  • Occupational shortages and the post-Brexit immigration system Dr Madeleine Sumption, Director, Migration Observatory, University of Oxford and member of the Migration Advisory Committee
  • How UK employers are adapting to Brexit - new problems and solutions Chetal Patel, Partner, Immigration Department, Bates Wells
  • Immigration, digital rights and digital technology use Luke Piper, Head of Policy and Advocacy Immigration lawyer, the3million
  • The impact of Brexit and Covid-19 on the UK’s Latin American population Domiziana Turcatti, Doctoral researcher, COMPAS, School of Archaeology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford
  • Brexit and the Youth Mobility Scheme Dr Daniel Robins, Department of Geography, The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement, University of Cambridge

The event is free to attend and will include refreshments and lunch. Those interested in attending should email Daniel Robins to confirm their place.


Organiser: The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement (Dr Daniel Robins)

Conference funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grant no. ES/V011863/1


Wednesday, 1 December, 2021 - 09:45 to 18:00
Event location: 
Lucia Windsor Room, Newnham College, University of Cambridge, CB3 9DF