The deadline of 17 September for submitting responses to the consultation on limits on non-EU economic migration is fast approaching.

We have taken the opportunity to review the Migration Advisory Committee's previous research on tiers 1 and 2 which includes its review of the data available on the impacts and fiscal benefits of skilled and highly skilled migration (including dependants). In order for the implementation of limits to be lawful, policies must be rational. The MAC reports and extracts can be accessed by clicking here.