The UK's future skills-based immigration system (Cm.9722)

Wed, 19 Dec 2018

An HM Government White Paper sets out the proposed new single immigration system which will apply when the UK leaves the EU. The new system includes: a skilled workers route open to all nationalities; lowering of the skills threshold on the skilled workers route to include medium-skilled workers; no cap on numbers on the skilled workers route, meaning that business will be able to hire any suitable qualified migrant; the abolition of the resident labour market test; a new time limited route for temporary short-term workers of all skill levels, including seasonal low-skilled workers; and an extension to the post-study period for all international students. The "Tier 4 pilot evaluation", which provided one-year taught masters students at four institutions the opportunity to remain in the UK for 6 months opposed to the usual 2 to 4-month post-study leave period, has been published alongside the White Paper. A technical paper accompanying the economic appraisal of policy proposals is also available.

Category: Immigration »  Employment. Keyword(s): European Union membership; Withdrawal. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector.
Source: HM Government


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