Brexit should end EU citizens’ special access to UK, says report

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Brexit should end EU citizens’ special access to UK, says report

UK should not prefer EU workers if it has free hand on migration, say ministers’ advisers

Free movement from the EU should end after Brexit and the UK should embrace a Canada-style system in which there is no preferential access to the labour market for citizens of any other country, according to the government’s migration advisory committee (MAC).

The report, which is intended to advise ministers on how to proceed after Brexit, concedes it may not be possible to achieve a country-neutral system because the UK may not have an entirely free hand in determining migration policy after the it leaves the EU because the final policy will be subject to exit negotiations.

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