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

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.

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

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