Low-skilled EU migrants face tough new rules at start of 2021

Mail Online | 1/19/2020 | James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline
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Ministers will impose tough new restrictions on low-skilled immigrants from the EU immediately after the Brexit transition ends.

The government will not delay its overhaul of the rules beyond January 2021, despite previous indications from Theresa May that there could be a two-year standstill to avoid hitting businesses.

Home - Secretary - Priti - Patel - Paper

Home Secretary Priti Patel is due to present a paper on the shape of the new scheme to Cabinet this week.

Boris Johnson has put introducing an Australian-style points-based system at the heart of his Brexit policy.

Election - Campaign - Workers - UK - Shortages

He made clear during the election campaign that lower-skilled workers would be prevented from moving to the UK unless there is are 'specific shortages' of labour in their sector.

However, the immigration White Paper published in 2018, when Mrs May was PM and Sajid Javid was home secretary, suggested there could be a phased implementation.

'challenges - Employers

It acknowledged the 'challenges faced' by some employers who would 'find it difficult immediately to adapt'.

However, No 10 source told the Sunday...
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