Keir Starmer: UK must wean itself off ‘immigration dependency’ and ‘cheap labour’

by 24britishtvNov. 22, 2022, 4:50 p.m. 16
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UK industry must wean itself off “immigration dependency” and “cheap labour”, Sir Keir Starmer told business leaders on Tuesday. Britain needs to move the economy away from its “low-pay model” and invest in training workers, the Labour leader said. During a speech at the annual CBI conference he warned bosses they must “bring forward a clear plan for higher skills and more training” as well as “better pay and conditions”. In his pitch to businesses, Sir Keir said his party will make the current points-based immigration system - brought in after Brexit - work better for companies. But he added that bosses must have a plan to develop skills, increase pay and negotiate with trade unions. Continue reading: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/keir-starmer-jobs-brexit-uk-immigration-labour-cbi-b1041676.html Subscribe to the Evening Standard: https://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Evening-Standard for latest breaking news from the UK, US and around the world, plus podcasts and features. Evening Standard on socials: Check out our full video catalog: https://www.youtube.com/c/LondonEveningStandard/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: https://www.standard.co.uk/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.fb.com/eveningstandard Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/eveningstandard and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evening.standard

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