Commenting on the Home Secretary’s remarks on the Andrew Marr Show about reviewing the UK’s immigration rules, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

“The Home Secretary’s commitment to taking a fresh look at the immigration rules will be cheered by employers all across the UK.

“The system as it stands is dysfunctional, expensive and a brake on growth.

“The Home Secretary should start by scrapping the nonsensical cap on skilled workers, which hamstrings both fast-growing firms and the public services. He should then act swiftly to combat the perception that the UK is closed for business – by stripping back the bureaucracy and costs that make it hard for firms to hire the best talent from around the world.”

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