Rustat Conference on Global Mobility
30 November 2017
At this Rustat Conference, invited experts from a wide range of backgrounds came together to discuss the possibilities around global mobility in the post-Brexit period. Britain has been an internationally oriented country for many centuries, with Saxons, Hugenots, Indians, Aussies, Poles and many more moving to the UK and engaging with its society. Currently, around 1 in 7 people resident in the UK were born overseas, many playing crucial roles across the NHS, businesses, and society more broadly. Changing attitudes and the Brexit vote may make a huge difference. At this Conference, we asked: What effect will these have on employers, who often need to tap rare skill sets held by those abroad, and on society at large? Will opportunities for Britons to work overseas be reduced? Will we seek to improve skills for those in the UK, or attract workers from outside of Europe? The infographic and report can be found on the Rustat Conference's page.