Following the Brexit referendum and the triggering of Article 50 in March 2017, the government has stated that the UK will leave the European Union in March 2019. The government has also confirmed that from this date, free movement of workers from the EU will cease.

The Home Secretary has now asked the Migration Advisory Committee to investigate the impact of reduced EU migration on UK employers and consider the level and type of EU migration which should take place in the future. The purpose of this survey is to give you an opportunity to inform the Migration Advisory Committee and the government of how reliant your organisation is on EU migration and to give your views on the extent and type of EU migration needed in the future to enable your business to be run successfully.

For the purposes of this survey, any reference to EEA migrants includes all citizens of the EU, plus Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland.

All responses will be treated confidentially and your details will not be shared with the Migration Advisory Committee unless you indicate below that we may do so.

Please feel free to skip questions that may not apply to your organisation.

Thank you in advance for your feedback. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

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1. What is the name of your organisation?

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2. May we share your details with the Migration Advisory Committee?

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3. Approximately how many staff do you employ in the UK?

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4. Which sector do you operate in?

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5. Approximately what percentage of your UK workforce are EEA nationals?

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6. Why have you hired EEA nationals?

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7. What is the skill level of the roles performed by your EEA nationals?

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8. How do these differ from the roles performed by UK workers?  Please give examples of the types of roles performed by both EEA and UK nationals and any roles performed only by UK nationals

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9. Approximately what percentage of your EEA staff are working as self-employed contractors/freelancers or agency workers?

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10. To what extent has your organisation increased the percentage of EEA nationals it has employed over the past 17 years? Approximately what percentage of your workforce was made up of EEA migrants in 2000, in July 2016 (following the EU referendum) and in 2017 (now)?

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11. What has been the main driver for the increase in the recruitment of EEA nationals?

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12. What impact would a reduction in the availability of EEA migration have on your organisation? Please indicate the level of impact on a scale of 1-10, where 1 = significantly negative impact, 3 = slightly negative impact, 5 = no impact, 7 = slightly positive impact and 10 = significantly positive impact 

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13. If there was only restrictions applied to low skilled EEA migration, how significant would this be for your business? Please indicate the level of impact on a scale of 1-10, where 1 = significantly negative impact, 3 = slightly negative impact, 5 = no impact, 7 = slightly positive impact and 10 = significantly positive impact 

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14. If additional limits on all migration into the UK were to be introduced, how significant would this be for your organisation? Please indicate the level of impact on a scale of 1-10, where 1 = significantly negative impact, 3 = slightly negative impact, 5 = no impact, 7 = slightly positive impact and 10 = significantly positive impact 

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15. Has your organisation made any contingency plans to cover a possible reduction in the availability of EEA migrants?

Recruitment practices, training and skills

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16. How have most of your EEA employees been recruited?

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17. Do you use different recruitment methods to employ EEA nationals than used to employ UK or non-EEA workers?

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18. Have you changed your recruitment strategy following Brexit?

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19. Does your organisation struggle to recruit suitably skilled UK workers?

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20. What steps has your organisation taken to up-skill your UK workforce? Please provide details of the training made available

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21. Do you think that universities and training providers are doing enough to ensure UK workers have the skills needed to fill key roles in your organisation?

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22. How often do you rely on EEA nationals for short-term purposes such as short-term projects?

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23. What effect is uncertainty having on your business?

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24. What specific benefits have EEA employees brought to your organisation?

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25. Do you make use of free movement outbound to your European offices for work assignments and/or for business meetings with clients?

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26. Do you have a Sponsor Licence?

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27. Would you like to receive a copy of Kingsley Napley's submission report to the MAC?

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28. Your details (optional unless you would like to receive a copy of the survey)

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29. We may include identified trends and extracts from the survey in our response to the MAC consultation. Please indicate whether we may include any comments you have shared in this survey

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30. Are there any further comments and/or recommendations you would like to make in respect of the EU Migration Review MAC Consultation?

Thank very much for taking the time to complete our survey.

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