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J Dunlop & Co contribution to UK Immigration Policy

J Dunlop & Co tries to help the UK economy, and its clients, by engaging with the Migration Advisory Committee (to which the government often turn when considering changes), as well as directly with the Home Office and ministers.

Although our own preference is for a relatively ‘open door’ system, as public opinion is not with us on that front, our submissions are generally focussed on making the system work better, minimising distortions, and, if possible, undoing the ‘unintended consequences’ that often arise in complex systems when a change in one area, made with an objective in mind, interacts with a rule in another area, in a way that does not help the original objective.

The links below take you to policy submissions we have made: 

2015 05 22 Letetr to minister re RCoS cap

2015 06 11 MAC Feedback T1E

2015 07 03 MAC Feedback T2 salary thresholds

2015 09 18 MAC Feedback by a JD and Co client

2015 09 22 MAC Feedback T2 call for evidence

2016 05 25 letter re Operational forum monday 23 May 16

2019 09 17 MAC feedback T2 salary levels

2009 April MAC T1 and T2 evidence

 These submissions have been cited on several occasions by the Migration Advisory Committee in their reports.  Some of the reports and citations can be found below

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/472236/Report_Tier_1_Entrepreneurs.pdf

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/452805/Review_of_Tier_2_-_Analysis_of_salary_thresholds.pdf

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/493039/Tier_2_Report_Review_Version_for_Publishing_FINAL.pdf

While policies may have been changed in the ways we have suggested, or not changed in ways we have argued against, it is entirely possible that this would have happened anyway, even if we had written nothing.  We are not paid lobbyists: if, rather than having a specific immigration case about which you need advice/representation, you would like to change UK immigration policy, please feel to contact the MAC, or the Immigration Minister, directly.   Of course, during a consultation, for which a client is paying an hourly fee, we are always happy to discuss policy, but please consider such time to be purely an investment in an intellectual exercise: you should not expect any policy change to follow as a result.