Employment law for employers & Immigration
Although not much detail has been provided so far on the new immigration system, the government has now released a guidance note which provides some clarity. Ed Marchant outlines some of the key takeaways.
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15 April 2020
Despite an overhaul of the UK’s immigration policy being a cornerstone of Boris’ Brexit strategy, details on a new system have so far been few and far between. However, the government has now released a new guidance note (9 April 2020) which provides some clarity: “The UK’s points-based immigration system: an introduction for employers”. This should be read alongside the existing policy statement.
The following are some of what I see as the key takeaways from these guidance notes, but if you or your business are likely to be significantly impacted by the new system, I suggest reading them in full or discussing with me for further clarification:
|Offer of job by approved sponsor||No||20|
|Job at appropriate skill level||No||20|
|Speaks English at required level||No||10|
|Salary of £20,480 to £23,039||Yes||0|
|Salary of £23,040 to £25,599||Yes||10|
|Salary of £25,600 or above||Yes||20|
|Job in a shortage occupation as designated by the Migration Advisory Committee||Yes||20|
|Education qualification: PhD in a subject relevant to the job||Yes||10|
|Education qualification: PhD in a STEM subject relevant to the job||Yes||20|
15 April 2020