As the government continues to set out its own regulations free of the European Union’s intervention, the newest regulations include vital changes to the components of the immigration bill.
Before the Covid-19 outbreak, home secretary Priti Patel gave a brief outline of what is to be expected from the new bill stating that “we are bringing an end to the free movement of labour”.
What this means is that any migrant who chooses to enter the country, searching for an opportunity to work or carrying out permitted duties will be required to meet the requirements for the new immigration policy.
This new regulation is set to include people from all over the globe, including citizens from neighbouring EU countries, seeing that Brexit legislation does not allow them to be exempt from abiding by the new immigration system.
Miss Patel disclosed more about the points-based system highlighting that low-skilled workers will not be eligible enough to be considered as candidates for the new growing labour market, and would continue to enlist a skill-based points system as the proposed way to identify individuals coming into the country as being valuable candidates.
“We will no longer have the routes for cheap, low-skilled labour that obviously has dominated immigration and our labour market for far too long in this country,” said the home secretary.
The government has yet to implement the new immigration policy but is most likely to come into effect after the Brexit transitional period.
By Zinhle Nhlangothi