UK’s new visa strategy to benefit Indian techies, students

Immigration White Paper 2018 Brexit what is what it says about immigration

Immigration White Paper 2018 Brexit what is what it says about immigration

In the case of Brexit, the withdrawal agreement agreed with the British government was better than no deal.

Australia, in the white paper, has been classified as a "low risk" country - along with other nations such as the USA, South Korea, Singapore, Canada, Japan and New Zealand - allowing work visa applicants from those areas to benefit from the proposed reforms.

Brexit has divided the public, and one of the main points of discussion had been the UK's post-Brexit immigration policy. Yet a Cabinet tussle over its contents went into overtime on the.

"The fact remains that startups will suffer under this new immigration system", said Dom Hallas, Executive Director of the Coalition for a Digital Economy, adding that "only Government would think that less than £30,000 equals a low-skilled role".

Yet Javid himself didn't repeat the line in his statement moments later, saying only that the plan was to reduce immigration to "sustainable levels".

Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the proposals - Britain's biggest immigration changes in more than 40 years - would create a "skills-based immigration system built around the talent and expertise people can bring, rather than where they come from".

"In the event that we can not pass the prime minister's withdrawal agreement. then what we will need to do is to look at what the alternatives are, and a managed no-deal where we collaborate with the European Union. would be an alternative solution that the European Union. might well find is also in their interest", Leadsom told BBC radio.

The United Kingdom has never had particularly strong immigration controls and Tory manifesto promises to cut the net annual inflow "from the hundreds of thousands to the tens of thousands" in 2010, 2015, and 2017 have never been achievable due to the country's European Union membership - given Brussels mandates unlimited and effectively unvetted intra-bloc migration under its Free Movement regime.




Leadsom said the government intends and expects to get May's deal through parliament when it brings it back for a vote in mid-January.

The current cap on migrants is 20,700 a year. In October, French Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin said France was hiring 700 additional customs officers and extra border control facilities in case Britain left the European Union without a Brexit deal. "This will be a system where it is workers' skills that matter, not which country they come from", British Prime Minister Theresa May said in her foreword to the strategy.

The new rules will restrict the number of "low-skilled" construction workers coming into the country earning less than £30,000 a year.

Britain's decision to accelerate contingency planning was made during an ill-tempered three-hour Cabinet meeting Tuesday, in which ministers clashed over what to do if May fails next month, as still seems likely, to secure House of Commons approval for her exit deal.

"It will be a single, skills-based immigration system built around the talent and expertise people can bring, rather than where they come from - maximising the benefits of immigration and demonstrating the United Kingdom is open for business".

The new system is expected to start phasing in from 2021.

The European Commission, which presented the plans, also warned of higher charges for using credit or debit cards because EU rules limiting such fees would no longer apply.

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