New system of immigration post-Brexit comes into effect

Implementation date: 1 January 2021

The Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, issued by the Home Office, confirms the details of the new points-based system of immigration for foreign nationals who wish to work and live in the UK post-Brexit. The different routes of entry include; the Skilled Worker route (replacing the tier two (general) worker route); the Highly skilled Worker route; the Global Talent, Start-up and Innovator route; Intra-company transfer route; tier five (temporary worker) route; and a range of other specialist worker routes. The new rules are being introduced in phases, with some of the changes taking effect between 1 December 2020 and 1 January 2021.