From the TUC

Turning a blind eye to the best advice

10 Sep 2008, by in International

Cycling low-skilled temporary migrant workers in and out of the country, refusing them opportunities for settlement, is not a sensible way to run an economy – it reduces efficiency and increases costs for employers. Unfortunately this OECD position contradicts the opinion of the Home Office, whose new points based system will prevent many migrants with low skills from accessing routes to settlement, actively promote temporary work and increase the risks of mistreatment that workers face.

The OECD’s work is seen as authoritative and influential – it is testament to the politicisation of UK migration policy that this publication is unlikely to have much impact.