UK Prime Minister Theresa May has, at last, announced her post-Brexit immigration plans. Below are the top 5 updates from the proposals that you must be aware of:
Free movement will end:
The UK’s participation in the freedom of movement of the EU will end in the post-Brexit period. The Theresa May government intends to replace the system with a system that is equally applicable to both non-EU and EU nationals alike.
1-Year UK Visas for low skilled workers:
The post-Brexit immigration plans of May include a provisional worker scheme. This permits any skilled national from a low-risk nation to reside and work in the UK for maximum 1 year. It is likely to include all EU member nations.
Holidaying EU nationals will not need UK Visa:
The White Paper of the UK Government mentions that EU nationals who intend to holiday in the UK will not need a visa prior to their visit.
Minimum salary ceiling of 30,000 pounds for overseas workers:
Much of the White Paper of the Government is based on the report from the Migration Advisory Committee. This includes a minimum salary ceiling of 30,000 pounds for overseas workers who apply for a UK Visa.
Business groups decry 1-year Visa as inadequate:
Josh Hardie Deputy Direct-General of CBI said that all skill levels make a difference to the economy of the UK. CBI – Confederation of British Industry is the largest business group in the UK, as quoted by the Business Insider. A provisional 1 year Visa for overseas workers with salary less than 30,000 £ will encourage firms to hire a fresh individual annually, he added.
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