The UK is Introducing a Points-Based Immigration System from 2021.

26 June 2020

The UK government has set out the details of the UK’s points-based immigration system. These new arrangements are expected to take effect from 1st January 2021.  It will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally and aims to attract people who can contribute to the UK’s economy. 

Skilled workers

The points-based system will provide simple, effective and flexible arrangements for skilled workers from around the world to come to the UK through an employer-led system. All applicants, will need to demonstrate that they have a job offer from an approved sponsor, the job offer is at the required skill level, and that they speak English.

In addition to this, if the applicant earns more than the minimum salary threshold then the individual would be eligible to make an application. However, if they earn less than the required minimum salary threshold, but no less than £20,480, they may still be able apply by ‘trading’ points on specific characteristics against your salary. For Example, you may still be able to come if they can demonstrate that they have a job offer in a specific shortage occupation, as designated by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), or that they have a PhD relevant to the job.