There has been much appreciation of the role played in the Covid-19 crisis by lower-paid front-line workers in the UK, including migrant workers in the NHS and beyond – but has this led to a shift in views on immigration?
The government's immigration bill, which returned to parliament last month, has faced criticisms that it will shut the door on many of the kinds of workers who have kept the country going during this pandemic. Does the government risk being out of step with public opinion?
New ICM polling for British Future and the Policy Institute - funded by the ESRC/UKRI, Global Dialogue and UK in a Changing Europe - sheds light on these questions and more. Join our panel to discuss these latest findings, longer-term trends, and what they mean for the future of the UK immigration system.
Chair: Steve Ballinger, Director of Communications, British Future
- Prof Bobby Duffy, Director, the Policy Institute at King's College London
- Sunder Katwala, Director, British Future
- Sonia Sodha, Chief Leader Writer at the Observer and Columnist at the Guardian/Observer