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The UK’s post-Brexit immigration System – further details published

From 1 January 2021 we will have a new system which applies to the recruitment of both EU and non-EU nationals. The Government has had all us waiting patiently to read the further details on the proposal to amend the UK's Points Based Immigration System.

However, disappointingly (yet unsurprisingly), the 130-page Further Details Statement published on Monday this week adds little to what we understood six months ago about the new immigration system from 1 January 2021, as set out in Roisin Patton‘s article here.

What does the Further Details Statement say beyond what we already knew?

The key points of clarification in the Further Details Statement are:

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A word of caution

The Policy Statement and Further Details Statement, whilst useful indicators of what we should expect, are not law.  The finer detail will be in the new Immigration Rules, when we eventually receive them, together with the updated guidance documents for sponsors and education providers.

The devil will therefore be in the detail and we do not yet know when that detail will be available.

All visa and sponsorship applications take time so if you envisage that you will need to make an application towards the end of the year we recommend that you do this sooner rather than later to avoid the last minute rush.

How can Ward Hadaway help?

Our specialist immigration team are available to help with your immigration queries.  They can be contacted here.

Free visa guidelines resource

We have recently launched a dedicated visa guidelines hub which is full of clear, useful guidance to help those wishing to live, work and recruit into the UK navigate the complex legal territory that is immigration law. You can visit the site by clicking here.


Please note that this briefing is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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