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STATEMENT FROM CUBO – 20.2.20 IN RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ON IMMIGRATION CHANGES

20 February 2020  
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Responding to yesterday’s announcement by the Government that the points based migration system will be implemented within 11 months and will no longer give EU citizens priority, but instead rate all applications on salary, skills, qualifications and whether they have a job offer in place, Jan Capper, CEO of CUBO (College and University Business Officers), which represents heads of campus services in universities across the UK, says:

“The higher education sector employs EU migrants across catering, hospitality, housekeeping, leisure and other support services and we do have a concern as to how this plan will impact on universities in the UK.  Casual labour has a key role to play within university’ resourcing strategies and we are looking at potential unintended consequences of this new system and how it may impact on student and visitor services, particularly if lower skilled jobs become hard to fill. 

“The Government has recognised that tourism and hospitality rely heavily on immigration labour pools, and we shall be working closely with members and fellow associations to ensure the higher education voice is heard, while looking to understand more about the system and its implications for our sector”.


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