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16 April 2020

Government releases guidance on points-based immigration system

The Home Office has released guidance for the proposed points-based immigration system, which is due to replace freedom of movement when the Brexit transition period comes to an end on 31 December 2020. It says that:                                               

“The guidance assigns points for specific skills, qualifications, salaries and shortage occupations. Visas are then awarded to those who gain enough points.”

Workers classed as low skilled, many of whom work in sectors such as retail, manufacturing and health care, will be largely prohibited from entry. 

Kathryn Fielder, senior associate in business immigration, B P Collins said:

“This is an extremely busy time for employers as they deal with furloughing workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The new points-based immigration system is another staff management issue they will need to consider, which could be very tough.

“We can help employers to prepare for the new system, particularly those in the hospitality and construction sectors, where labour shortages could be an issue very soon.”

For any further information of advice please get in touch with our business immigration team on 01753 889995 or email enquiries@bpcollins.co.uk

Kathryn Fielder

Kathryn Fielder

Tel: 01753 279029 | 07889 625192

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