The UK’s points-based immigration system: employer information

The Home Office have recently issued guidance to help employers prepare for the UK’s new points-based immigration system.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 19 November 2020)

“From 1 January 2021, free movement will end, and the UK will introduce a points-based immigration system. The new system will treat EU* and non-EU citizens equally. Anyone you want to hire from outside the UK, excluding Irish citizens, will need to apply for permission in advance.”

Additionally, the issued guidance also has information pertaining to:

  • Skilled worker route
  • Global Talent route
  • Graduate route
  • Intra-company Transfer
  • Start-up and Innovator
  • Health and Care Visa
  • Creative route
  • Sporting routes
  • Seasonal Workers Pilot
  • Youth Mobility Scheme
  • EU citizens already living in the UK
  • Frontier worker
  • Becoming a licensed sponsor

Please be advised that the above information is not exhaustive as there are more requirements and points to consider.

For more information provided by Bolton’s leading Immigration Solicitors on The UK’s points-based immigration system: employer information, send an email to or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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