Lawful and fair

Think tank: Fabian Society

Author(s): Sarah Mulley; Will Somerville

June 30, 2023

This report from UK think tank the Fabian Society looks at building a better migration system.

Migration policy in Britain is failing. It does not work for communities, it does not work for the economy, and it does not work for migrants themselves. The British public want a sensible, workable, middle-ground solution – a fair and lawful migration system. In this publication, Sarah Mulley and Will Somerville set out the principles which should underpin a new system. They argue that migration rules must be fair, they must be grounded in democratic consent and they must respect people’s rights under the law Reform will require institutional change across the piece, as well as confident political leadership of the public debate. This pamphlet aims to provide a useful first step in setting out how this might be achieved.