Successful innovative businesses require a range of professionals with different skills, experience and training. The UK bioscience industry is supported by the UK’s world-leading service sectors, including legal, finance, marketing and communications. To maintain competitive advantage, the UK must deliver world- leading technical and academic education and have an immigration system that facilitates quick and efficient recruitment of global talent.
The ability to attract top talent will be critical if the UK is to become a leader in emerging skills areas e.g. device technologies, digital health, physiological modelling, genomics and advanced manufacturing. As the UK leaves the EU there needs to be a UK immigration system in place that is needs-based, straightforward and rapid – not just for those from the EU but also for other workers.
BIA Policy Work on Immigration and Skills Policy
The BIA and ABPI submitted evidence to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on EEA workers in the UK Labour Market.