CPS responds to government migration announcement

Responding to the government’s proposed immigration reforms announced today, Karl Williams, CPS Research Director, said:

‘As analysis in our recent ‘Net Migration and Housing’ briefing shows, record levels of net migration are exacerbating England’s already severe housing and rental crisis. We therefore welcome the Government’s five-point plan to reduce net migration to more sustainable levels. This plan reflects measures called for by the CPS, including increasing the earnings threshold for workers, reforming the Shortage Occupations List, taking a closer look at student migration and dependents, and ending the abuse of legitimate visas.’


  • Karl Williams is Research Director at the Centre for Policy Studies.
  • ‘Net Migration and Housing – A CPS Briefing’ is available to download here.
  • Karl Williams is available for interview. For further information, please contact Josh Coupland on 07912 485655 and [email protected].
  • The Centre for Policy Studies is one of the oldest and most influential think tanks in Westminster. With a focus on taxation, economic growth, business, welfare, education, housing and green growth, its goal is to develop policies that widen enterprise, ownership and opportunity.

Date Added: Tuesday 5th December 2023