Economic Situation

Treasury written question – answered on 24th June 2019.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the IPPR report Measuring the benefits of integration: The value of tackling skills underutilisation, published 18 June 2019, what assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of migrants employed in positions for which they are overqualified.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Exchequer Secretary

The Treasury has not conducted analysis on the specific question of overqualification of migrants.

The future immigration system will support the UK economy to access the talent it needs. The Government has initiated an extensive programme of engagement to capture views, and ensure that we design a future system that works for the whole of the UK.

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