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CSSA Backs Discussion of Earned Regularisation

Released on 16/06/2009

Author Andrew G. Large

The Greater London Authority has today published a report on the economic impacts of regularising irregular migrants. The report concludes that there are potentially substantial economic benefits for London of adopting such a regularisation scheme.

Commenting on the report, Andrew Large, Chief Executive of the CSSA said:

”This report highlights the possible benefits to London of an Earned Regularisation scheme. We welcome this contribution to the debate and look forward to participating in an evidence based discussion about the future policy direction of immigration in the UK.”

“The current right to work system imposes serious costs on cleaning businesses, which are essentially being asked to act as unpaid immigration officials. The large numbers of irregular workers are vulnerable to being employed on low wages and in poor conditions, which drags down the rest of the economy. Regularisation is a credible policy response to the current problem of irregular residents in the UK and it should be pursued.”

ENDS 

Notes for Editors The Cleaning and Support Services Association is the UK trade association for the contract cleaning sector. We represent some 70% of the turnover of that industry and our members employ in excess of 250,000 staff.

If you would like to know more about this issue or about the benefits that the association can bring to your business or are interested in becoming a member of the CSSA, please contact Andrew Large on 020 7920 9632  or 07738 935 708 or email .  Alternatively, further information can be found on the website at http://cleaningindustry.org/

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