The UK’s new points-based immigration system
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.