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The UK’s new points-based immigration system

Posted: 3rd December 2020

From 1 January 2021, free movement will end and the UK will introduce a points-based immigration system.

Under a points-based immigration system, anyone coming to the UK for work must meet a specific set of requirements for which they will score points. Visas are then awarded to those who gain enough points.

This represents a significant change for employers recruiting from outside the UK labour market, who will need to adapt.

The UK Government has developed a guide which can be accessed here. This provides an overview of the new system and sets out the steps employers can take to prepare.

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