An open immigration policy is something you’d think the vast majority of senior businesspeople would support - free movement of labour within the EU means a greater pool of talent to hire from after all. But managers are actually downright divided on the issue, according to a survey by the Chartered Management Institute.
UKIP’s ears will no doubt prick up to hear that more managers actually support limiting free movement of labour within the EU - 37% compared to 33% who oppose any restrictions (the remaining 30% either don't know or don't have an opinion either way).
On the other hand, 36% favour relaxing visa rules for skilled migrants and students, while 30% are against it - perhaps they’ve never struggled to bring a worker over from further afield or bemoaned the lack of engineering graduates a la James Dyson. Taking students out of net migration figures is apparently less controversial: 40% support that as opposed to 16% against.