UNITED KINGDOM – Government Publishes Post-Brexit Immigration Proposals [UPDATED]

The UK Home Office has published its long-awaited policy paper on its proposed future skills-based immigration system, designed to replace freedom of movement for EU citizens after Brexit.

According to the proposal, EU (and EFTA) workers will be treated the same as non-European nationals under the existing Points-Based System, but with some amendments to the system following most of the recommendations of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) earlier this year.

On 20 December 2018, the Home Office published factsheets and statements related to the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2018, which will end the EU’s rules on free movement of persons into the UK and make EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members subject to UK immigration controls.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Government Announces Changes to Tier 2

On 23 March 2016 the government announced changes to the Tier 2 work authorisation category in response to two reviews undertaken last year by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).

The main changes will come into effect in two stages (autumn 2016 and April 2017).

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UNITED KINGDOM – Tier 2 MAC Recommendations Announced

On 19th January 2016, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published their recommendations further to a review of Tier 2 of the Points Based System.

It is important to be aware that at this stage these points are only recommendations being made to the government and will not necessarily be implemented.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Tier 2 MAC Recommendations Announced

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