Work Permits

Treasury written question – answered on 8th November 2022.

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Photo of Lord Green of Deddington Lord Green of Deddington Crossbench

To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the impact on the trend rate of economic growth of a 50,000 increase in the number of work permits issued per year.

Photo of Lord Green of Deddington Lord Green of Deddington Crossbench

To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the increase in GDP per head resulting from a 50,000 increase in the number of work permits if, on average, 90 per cent of applicants continue to be accompanied by one dependant.

Photo of Baroness Penn Baroness Penn The Parliamentary Secretary, HM Treasury

The independent Office for Budget Responsibility provides forecasts of the overall impact on economic growth of government policy, including those resulting from immigration policy. The next forecast will be provided on the 17th of November alongside the Autumn Statement.

It is not appropriate to provide commentary on specific scenarios, but the government does consider relevant impacts in assessing potential changes to immigration policy.

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