The new points based immigration system: what do charities need to know?

The Government has released a Policy Statement containing details about the new points-based immigration system which will come into force on 1 January 2021.  The proposals build largely on the recent recommendations of the Migration Advisory Committee, and provide for a unified set of rules to cover EEA and non-EEA nationals alike.    

Controversially, there is no provision for roles deemed to be low skilled, including in social care – although there is some sector specific provision for agriculture, and this may lead to other sectors petitioning for similar treatment in the coming months.

For more details on the new points based system, including information on how the points system is intended to work, the mandatory and “tradeable” characteristics, and what steps employers should be taking now, head over to our sister blog hr law live.

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