Law Society cautious over scale of immigration changes

20 Feb 2020

The Law Society has responded to the government’s new points-based immigration system, warning that it is the most significant change to the system in decades.

The professional body pointed out that a vast number of organisations will have to engage with the immigration system to recruit international talent.

The new system will award points for specific skills, professions, salaries or qualifications and attributes, with visas being awarded to those with a minimum of 70 points. Low skilled workers are therefore unlikely to be awarded visas, despite businesses currently relying on their labour.

The government has said that EU and non-EU citizens will be treated equally, giving priority to those with the highest sk...

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