||<p>The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) advises the Government on economic issues
relating to migration.<br><br>On 1 July 2013 the MAC published a "Report on the
economic and labour market impacts of tier 1 entrepreneur and investor migrants to
the UK" which it had commissioned from the Migration Observatory. The report
made a number of findings, although it concluded that it was too early to make a full
assessment of the economic contribution of the two routes without further research.
The report is available on the gov.uk website at:<br><br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/economic-and-labour-market-impacts-tier-1-entrepreneur-and-investor-migrants"
recently, on 25 February 2014 the MAC published its own report, "Tier 1 (Investor)
route: investment thresholds and economic benefits" in response to a Government
commission. The MAC concluded that the direct investment required by the route is
of little or no benefit, but there is some benefit from indirect spending by investors
and their families in the UK (although this is difficult to quantify). The report
is available on the gov.uk website at:<br><br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-investment-limits-and-economic-benefits-of-the-tier-1-investor-route-feb-2014"
Government keeps all routes under review and is currently considering its response
to the MAC's report on the Tier 1 (Investor) route.</p><p> </p>