New immigration rules Post-Brexit for UK Employers will have a complex impact on future overseas recruitment according to Marley Morris. He is the Senior Research Fellow at IPPR – Institute for Public Policy Research.
IPPR elaborates on the impact if the proposed new immigration rules are applied to EU workers currently in the UK. It says that roughly 75% of them will not fulfil the requirements. These workers can still obtain protection under the settled status program.
However, the EU immigration to the UK will definitely be impacted after Brexit says IPPR. This is due to the requirements – medium-skills threshold and the £30,000 salary requirement.
UK Employers and sectors that rely on EU workers currently will have to adapt to the new system based on skills. They must look into the exceptions within the new immigration rules according to CIPD’s Gerwyn Jones.
One option for UK employers is the Youth Mobility Scheme. It permits all those who are aged between 18 to 30 years to stay and work in the UK for a maximum of 2 years. Organizations can opt to attract younger workers through social media, perhaps.
The Youth Mobility Scheme is similar to the schemes in nations such as Australia. It can specifically be suitable for sectors such as Creative and Tech industries. Adventurous youth can look overseas for being inspired in their fields, as quoted by the Business Leader Co UK.
UK Employers who are dependent on immigration can also consider other ways to adapt to the new system. They can learn to look beyond the EU for workers. The new system can prevent EU nationals from arriving in the UK. This is because other EU economies and nations across Europe have free movement. They are also thriving just as well, like Holland and Germany.
However, it will also become easy to hire workers outside the EU from 2021. It can be anticipated that there will be high levels of hiring from Commonwealth nations especially. This could be for example Doctors from Australia, India, and South Africa.
Another possible solution even if partially is that the UK Government can empower Immigrant Entrepreneurs to open businesses in the UK. This is to cater to the shortage of skills in certain sectors like Construction.
The new immigration rules Post-Brexit has focused so far on immigrant workers. These have neglected Immigrant Entrepreneurs somewhat.
The UK Home Office must open up a fresh route for Entrepreneurs potentially said, Gerwyn Jones. This is for them to arrive in the UK besides the existing routes that are being chalked out for employees, adds Jones.
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