Points-based immigration system to reduce number of low-skilled migrants entering UK will start next January

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MEASURES to reduce the number of low-skilled migrants entering Britain were agreed by the new Cabinet.

The points-based system will start next January.

The points-based system will start next January in an effort to reduce the number of low-skilled migrants entering Britain

It could mean points for skills, salaries or professions with visas given to those gaining a certain score.

Home Secretary Priti Patel will unveil full details next week.

A spokesman for the PM said: The system will be simpler and not discriminate between countries.

The PM stressed we must demonstrate that the UK is welcoming to talent but the system would end reliance on importing cheap, low-skilled labour.

The Migration Advisory Committee has warned a points system may hit economic growth and have zero effect on providing more jobs for British workers.

Mr Johnson told Cabinet that the Government had a responsibility to “unite” the country as he discussed the decisions that would be needed to deliver “real and positive change for the people across the UK”.

Home Secretary Priti Patel will announce details of a new points-based immigration system due to be rolled out in January 2021

Home Secretary Priti Patel will announce details of a new points-based immigration system due to be rolled out in January 2021

 

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