New immigration system: what you need to know

The UK is introducing a points-based immigration system from 2021.

On 28 January 2020 the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published its report to the Home Secretary on a points-based immigration system. The government is currently considering the report’s recommendations before setting out further details on the UK’s future immigration system.

This report responds to the request from the Home Secretary to the MAC to consider how a points-based system immigration system could be introduced in the UK to strengthen the UK labour market.

The MAC has also responded to the commission from the Home Secretary to review salary thresholds for the future immigration system.

The MAC is also publishing a report commissioned from external researchers, Oxford Economics, to extend their evidence base.

Read Professor Manning’s letter to the Home Secretary introducing the committee’s report.

    There will be no change to the rights and status of EU citizens currently living in the UK until 30 June 2021. EU citizens and their families can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK.

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    Published 28 January 2020

    Home Office and UK Visas and Immigration