London: UK Home Secretary Priti Patel today declared the launch of Britain’s new points-based visa policy, directed at bringing the “brightest and the best” from the world, including from India, and slashing down amounts of inferior, low-skilled workers coming to the nation.The new policy will come into power from January 1, 2021, at the end of the development time after the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) last period, which will formally end free flow of people within the business bloc for the UK as a non-member.The new post-Brexit system, which will appeal both to the EU and non-EU nations like India, is based on charging points for specific skills, abilities, wages and services, with visas only awarded to those who gain enough features.
Today is a historic moment for the whole country. We’re ending free movement, taking back charge of our boundaries and delivering on the people’s priorities by introducing a new UK points-based immigration system, which will bring overall immigration numbers down,” said Ms Patel, the senior-most Indian-origin Cabinet minister. We will attract the brightest and the best from around the globe, boosting the economy and our communities, and unleash this country’s full potential,” Ms Patel, in charge of the UK’s visa and immigration system, said.
Now coming to the detail what the New Points-Based Visa System intends?
For skilful artisans
- The government said the point’s threshold for the new system will be carefully set to attract the talent the UK needs. Skilled workers will need to meet a number of relevant criteria, including specific skills and the ability to speak English, to be able to work in the UK.
- All candidates will be expected to have a work presentation and, in line with the Migration Advisory Committee”s (MAC) support, the least pay threshold will be set at 25,600 measures – lower than the previous 30,000 pounds level for Tier 2 work visas.
The new points-based system will also extend the skills threshold for skilled mechanics.
For the citizenship
- Those looking to live and work in the UK will necessitate being passed up to A-level or equivalent, rather than degree-level under the current system.
- This will provide greater versatility and secure UK Company has a passage to a wide pool of skilled workers, the Home Office said.
In line with the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s manifesto commitment in the December 2019 General Election, there will be no specific route for low-skilled workers.
- Student visa arrangements will also be points-based and be opened up to EU citizens from next year.
- Those wishing to study in the UK will demand to show that they have an offer from an accredited educational organisation, that they can support themselves financially and that they vocalise English.