Posted by Helen Murphie, Partner
Reducing net migration: what can we expect?
The Conservative Party pledged in their 2010 manifesto to reduce net migration to “tens of thousands”, to reach the levels seen in the 1990s. The target was then dismissed as fanciful, and was not achieved. Riding high on the Brexit wave, Prime Minister Theresa May has returned to the populist theme in the 2017 manifesto, asserting that reducing net migration from 273,000 to tens of thousands is “sustainable”. But how?