Immigration Act Receives Royal Assent: Free Movement To End On 31 December 2020

Posted in : Immigration and Employment Updates on 16 November 2020
Conor McCrory
Cleaver Fulton Rankin
Issues covered: Immigration; Brexit

The Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Act 2020 has received Royal Assent and been signed into UK law on 11 November 2020. The basic premise of the Act is that free movement will end at 11pm on 31 December 2020.

This delivers on the Government’s manifesto commitment to “restore faith in the immigration system.” Prime Minster Boris Johnson has outlined “today marks the delivery of our promise to the British people to regain control of our borders and consider new arrivals on the basis of the skills they have to offer and the contribution they can make, not where they come from.”

The passing of this landmark Act means that for the first time in decades’ citizens of

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This article is correct at 16/11/2020

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Conor McCrory
Cleaver Fulton Rankin

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