Published: 21 February 2020  (Updated: 21 February 2020)

Brexit Updates - New Immigration Scheme

On 19 February 2020 the UK Government published a policy statement on the new UK immigration system, highlighting:

  • the scope of the points-based system;
  • salary and skills thresholds for skilled workers;
  • a route for highly-skilled workers;
  • reducing the overall number of lower-skilled workers;
  • the visa process;
  • crossing the UK border;
  • engagement and outreach;
  • Migration Advisory Committee analysis of a points-based system.

This system will be effective from 1 January 2021.  Further guidance on employing EU citizens in the UK is available here.  EU citizens living in the UK before 1 January 2021 must apply for the EU settlement scheme to continue living in the UK; the deadline for this is 30 June 2021.


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