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New UK Points Based Immigration System
16th April 2020
The UK’s Home Office published a guide for employers today on the new points-based immigration system due to come into effect on 1 January 2021.
From 1 January 2021, free movement will end and the UK will introduce a points-based immigration system. The new system will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally and transform the way in which all migrants come to the UK to work.
The government first announced its new points-based immigration system in February.
Under a points-based immigration system, points are assigned for specific skills, qualifications, salaries and shortage occupations. Visas are then awarded to those who gain enough points.
The Home Office’s guide provides an overview of the new system and sets out the steps employers can take to prepare.