The New Immigration System: Essentials for HR

Posted in : Immigration and Employment Updates on 25 August 2020
Conor McCrory
Cleaver Fulton Rankin
Issues covered: Immigration; Recruitment and Selection; illegal Working; Policies and Procedures

The new points-based immigration system designed to replace freedom of movement with the EU has already passed its second reading in Parliament. From 11pm on 31 December 2020 (just 4 months away) freedom of movement for EU nationals will come to an abrupt end. The impact is that the new immigration system will treat both EU and non-EU nationals equally. This will require HR to obtain a sponsor licence with the Home Office before the end of this year to permit for new hires to join the business from the EU or outside the EU.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said the new immigration system which comes into play from 1 January 2021 will be “firmer, fairer and simpler” and would “lay the

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This article is correct at 04/11/2020

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Conor McCrory
Cleaver Fulton Rankin

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