Yesterday the Government introduced the Immigration and Social Security (EU Withdrawal) Bill in the House of Commons.
This Bill will end EU nationals’ rights to free movement in the UK as of 31 December 2020. This means that EU nationals entering the UK after this date and those EU nationals who are already in the UK and who have not applied under the EU Settlement Scheme by 31 June 2021 will be required to obtain permission to enter and remain in the UK to work or study.
The Bill does not set out the detail of the UK’s future points based immigration system as this will be integrated into the Immigration Rules. A glimpse of what the new system may look like was provided by the Government’s Policy Statement of 19 February 2020. If you would like to review the first phase of the changes that are due to occur, please read our blogs: New Proposals For The ‘Australian Points Based System’ Announced, An End To Low Skilled Workers. What Could Go Wrong? and Satisfying The Requirements Of The UK’s New Points-Based System.
If you are currently either an EU national, a non-EU national or even an employer in the UK and are unsure as to whether these changes may affect you, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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