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Construction: Migrant Workers

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 285309, tabled on 2 September 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on workforce levels in the construction industry of the £30,000 salary threshold for EU workers proposed in the immigration White Paper.

Answered on

9 September 2019

The Department makes regular assessments of the construction sector workforce, and over recent months, has worked closely with the Home Office to develop and refine the proposals set out in the Immigration White Paper. The Department will continue to work with the Home Office to ensure that the construction sector has access to the workforce it needs now and in the future.