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On 4 December 2023, the Home Secretary James Cleverly, announced a new five-point plan to cut migration levels and curb abuse of the immigration system, after net migration hit a record 745,000 last year. The package of measures include:
Together, this package is meant to mean that around 300,000 people who came to the UK last year would now not be able to come. The government is said to be prioritising growing our domestic workforce through it's Back to Work Plan, announced as part of the Autumn Statement. But are these measures too much, too quickly for the UK economy to cope? We will continue to monitor this plan and provide updates as and when available.