It’s the first time in decades that there will be a system put in place to know how many people are going in and out of the UK after Home Office reveal plans.
Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, said: “Now we have taken back control and ended free movement, security is at the very heart of our immigration strategy.”
“Our new fully digital border will provide the ability to count people in and out of the country, giving us control over who comes to the UK.”
“Our new approach will make it easier to identify potential threats before they reach the border. The British people will have confidence that the strongest controls are in place to keep them safe.”
The UK will be able to count how many people enter and leave the country for the first time in plans revealed on Sunday by the Home Office. The new digital system will mean that the Government can now accurately measure levels of immigration.