New immigration system: How will the UK's points-based scheme work?

Hi all,

The UK has recently announced a new immigration system that will be adopted on 1 January 2021; this system will apply to all.

This link will take you to the Sky News website, where they explain what is known so far.

If you have any specific questions relating to this, please open a new thread.

Hope this helps.

Expat Team

If you are low skilled, you have pretty much no chance to work in the UK.

SimCityAT wrote:

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That kills a lot of dreams.

The upshot is easy enough, no more farm labourers and other low skilled work.
The Labour party will have a rare old moan about this.

The Government reckon there are 8.5 million who are economically inactive in the UK - maybe they mean retired people such as myself should go and tend the fields - erm - no chance..

The fish woman in Scotland is having a good rant about this, saying Scotland will be hit hard, but neglecting to mention the latest unemployment number of 96,000 jobless in that country.
Forgive me if I'm wrong here, but I thought a politician's job was to look after their own people first, not try for policies that keep them out of work. … ttish-visa


The said fisherwoman has got the hump because everybody from Johnson downwards is calling her the Krankie woman; she has publicly said she regards it as abuse, which has, of course, made everybody more determined to make sure the name sticks.

This have changed..... … qVIL-D0s-c

SimCityAT wrote:

This have changed..... … qVIL-D0s-c

Strange, not a peep about this in the UK Press, the BBC or Twitter.

Just to add - I've never heard of this Newspaper either.

Just to update all:

The latest update on the UK Gov website can be found at this link.  There is no change to the implementation I can find.  These new arrangements will take effect from 1 January 2021, once freedom of movement with the European Union (EU) has ended.

I can still find nothing on this report in the New European, so either they are mistaken, or are reporting incorrect information.  All I can find out is that it is a very anti-Brexit publication, so perhaps it's wishful thinking on their part.

Expat Team

Latest information … ssible.pdf

Please tell us for what period this program is planned for migration and what changes are already there at the moment from what is described above? Thanks to

Please tell us for what period this program is planned for migration and what changes are already there at the moment from what is described above? Thanks to

- @phillipsjohn28
Hi and welcome to the Forum.

All the current UK work visas are listed on the UK Gov website; this link will take you straight to it.

Put simply, if you don't have a UK or Irish passport and do not qualify for one of the following:
  • Skilled Worker visa (the eligible job list still exists within this visa)
  • Health and Care Worker visa
  • Senior or Specialist Worker visa (Global Business Mobility)
  • Minister of Religion visa (T2)
  • International Sportsperson visa
Then you will not get a visa to come and live in the UK.  You can apply for a tourist visa, but these are only valid for 6 months, after which you will have to leave.

I hope this helps.

Expat Team