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This report from the UK think tank IPPR looks at Bristol and the post-Brexit immigration system.

The government’s proposals to end freedom of movement will have different consequences for different parts of the UK. This paper explores how the proposals could impact on the economy of Bristol and the wider city region. Bristol offers an interesting case study, because it is a highly skilled economy with several burgeoning industries, from advanced engineering and aerospace to the digital and creative sectors. But it is also a city with notably stark inequalities of opportunity across place, class, and ethnicity. This has led Bristol to place ‘inclusive growth’ as a key element of its wider economic agenda.

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