July 14, 2020

UK points-based immigration system – further details announcment

3 July 2020

Today the government has published further detail on the UK’s points-based immigration system.

The new system will take effect from 1 January 2021 once freedom of movement with the EU has ended. It will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally, which will mean changes to the way employers operate and recruit. To help you prepare, further detail has been published setting out:

The principles of the system – a single, global immigration system focused on the skills people have to offer.
Sponsorship of skilled workers – we are streamlining and simplifying the sponsorship system, and substantially reducing the time it takes to employ a migrant.
Detail on the immigration routes – the main economic migration routes for those wishing to apply to work, study or set up a business in the UK.
Supporting the UK economy

The coronavirus pandemic is the biggest national crisis we have faced in our lifetime. The new immigration system will support the UK economy by encouraging investment in the domestic UK workforce while ensuring that businesses can attract skilled workers from around the world.

Support for employers

An introduction to the new system for employers has already been published and we will continue to provide further information and resources to help you prepare your business for the new system.

We will continue to provide you with further information and support as the system is implemented.

Kind regards,

Home Office Communications