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Home Secretary announces new immigration system

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a new route for skilled workers, strengthened border security and an end to free movement as part of a new immigration system.

Leaving the EU will end free movement. A new single immigration system has been designed based on skills and talent. The new system includes:

  • a skilled workers route open to all nationalities
  • lowering of the skills threshold on the skilled workers route to include medium-skilled workers
  • no cap on numbers on the skilled workers route, meaning that business will be able to hire any suitable qualified migrant
  • the abolition of the resident labour market test
  • a new time-limited route for temporary short-term workers of all skill levels, including seasonal low-skilled workers
  • an extension to the post-study period for international students.

Read Home Office - The UK's future skills-based immigration system