The UK Road Haulage Association warns that plans to set an income-based threshold on immigration after the UK leaves the EU won’t meet the needs of business.
The Government announced plans to consult on setting a £30,000 minimum salary threshold on EU nationals in their Immigration White Paper.
But RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett says that an income-based immigration system will hit businesses, making it harder to recruit the staff they need to fill vital roles.
“The Government should be setting out an immigration policy based on what the country needs, not on arbitrary salary criteria.
“Many of the skilled jobs the economy relies on won’t meet the proposed threshold, leaving employers struggling to fill vacancies, and stunting economic growth.”