Our new Prime Minister, Theresa May, was previously plagued by the Government's target of reducing net migration down to the "tens of thousands".  By contrast, the new Secretary of State, Amber Rudd, is unwilling to tie herself down to such a specific target. 

Does this mean that the target will be dropped? Does it mean we are going to see a shifted in immigration policy? 

Probably not. 

The Secretary of State is not in an easy position at the moment - the UK wants to remain open for business but immigration is clearly a politically sensitive issue. Therefore the Secretary of State will need to encourage entrepreneurs, businessmen and global mobility of skilled labour whilst at the same reducing net migration to "sustainable levels". 

That is no easy task!