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What does the new immigration system look like?
This week the government published a policy statement on the new immigration points system. We have collated the key points to be aware of at this stage.  These can be downloaded in a printable format below.  
  1. There will NOT be a low skilled or temporary work route.
  2. UKVI are working on simplifying the Immigration Rules and will outline their streamlined and simplified system in due course.
  3. The long term aim is for everyone (except British and Irish citizens) to have / need an Electronic Travel Authority- i.e. an e-visa.
  4. The general salary threshold for a skilled worker reduces from £30,000 to £25,600.
  5. A lower salary (but minimum of £20,480) can be used if 'tradable points' allow - these tradable points will be given for jobs in shortage or those requiring a PhD.
  6. The skill level of sponsored jobs reduces from RQF6 to RQF3 (i.e. from degree level to A level)
  7. The resident labour market test is to be removed.
  8. Applicants will need a job offer from a UKVI licensed sponsor.
  9. Further details are to be published in due course, but elements of the new system may be available from the autumn in advance of full roll out from 1 Jan 2021.
  10. Tier 1 has already been changed with a wider range of those with a background in STEM subjects.
  11. An additional unsponsored route is to be created for those 'most highly skilled workers to come to the UK without a job offer' - is this a return to HSMP?
  12. There will be no dedicated route for self employed people.
  13.  The immigration skills surcharge on employers will continue to apply.
  14. Passports and ID cards of EU citizens will continue to prove 'right to work' up until 30 June 2021.
  15. Ultimately, UKVI aim to have a fully digital end to end process replacing "insecure identity documents".
  16. UKVI aim to start awareness raising with stakeholders in the next few weeks and months.
TWO Summary
Government Policy Statement
Learn more at one of our workshops

All priced at £250 plus VAT
Document Verification Workshop
Preventing Illegal Working
Tues 23 June, Gatwick
  • Understand immigration categories & restrictions on different visa holders
  • Rules for employing non EU students
  • Requirements for preventing illegal working
  • What do I need to check?
  • How good do you need to be at spotting fake documentation?
  • What to do if you spot an irregularity
Sponsorship Compliance Workshops
Tier 2 Compliance
Weds 24 June Gatwick
  • Understand the Points Based System
  • Know the difference between the various tiers
  • Be able to quickly identify if a prospective employee qualifies for sponsorship
  • Gain an in depth understanding of Tier 2 for sponsors
  • Sponsor compliance including an overview of right to work
Tier 4 Compliance
Weds 10 June, Gatwick
  • Understand the Tier 4 rules of the Points Based System & recent changes
  • Compliance throughout the student journey: recruitment through to graduation.
  • Ensure your Policies & procedures are compliant with Home Office requirements
  • Know how to survive a Home Office audit
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