Today, Home Secretary Priti Patel sent a clear message to the world saying Britain is ready to welcome talent from around the world once we have exited the transition period on 31 December 2020. The home office today released more information on Britains new points-based immigration system that will come into effect on the 1 January 2021. This new system is designed to be non-discriminatory, giving everyone from around the world a fair chance to come to Britain if you meet the requirements. The Home Secretary said: “The British people voted to take back control of our borders and introduce a new points-based immigration system.” “Now we have left the EU; we are free to unleash this country’s full potential and implement the changes we need to restore trust in the immigration system and deliver a new fairer, firmer, skills-led system from 1 January 2021.”
VIDEO – Priti Patel answers questions on the new points based immigration system.
“Britain is open for business and ready to welcome the best and brightest global talent.” The new points-based immigration system will be implemented in phases to ensure a smooth transition from the old system. The new system has been praised and welcomed by the chair of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) UK India Business Forum, Mr Jim Bligh. He said: “Indian businesses welcome the UK’s new points-based immigration. It’s positive that the UK is seeking to attract highly-skilled nationals from across the world, regardless of nationality.” “Across all sectors, Indian businesses bring in highly skilled nationals from around the world to help UK plc grow and compete. From high tech to haute cuisine, engineering to drug design, a smooth, skills-focused immigration system should help Indian companies across the economy to flourish in Britain in the years ahead.” This new system set a great base to work from, making Britain flourish as we leave the EU in its entirety and chart our course as the independent United Kingdom.