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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to members of the Charity Commission for England and Wales at The Royal Society in London. (Dan Kitwood/Pool via AP)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to members of the Charity Commission for England and Wales at The Royal Society in London. (Dan Kitwood/Pool via AP)

London - The UK government risks producing the 'worst of all worlds' if it tries to tailor post-Brexit immigration rules for specific industries, according to a study by a House of Lords panel.

Seeking to avoid labour shortages in key industries, Bloomberg reported last week that Prime Minister Theresa May is considering a sector-by-sector approach when deciding which EU nationals would qualify for work visas after Britain leaves the European Union.

Such an approach received short shrift in the report from a home affairs subcommittee of Parliament’s upper house. Released on Monday, the peers warned a piecemeal system could “fail to deliver a meaningful reduction in immigration, while also proving more onerous and costly for employers, prospective applicants and those charged with enforcement.”

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