Low-skilled workers will fall under a new visa system according to Theresa May, the Prime Minister of United Kingdom. She promised that the immigration policy will be in UK ‘s control ”for the first time in decades”.
The main point is that low-skilled immigration will fall under a new visa system where it is ”workers skill that matter, not where they come from”. The plan follows a recommendation by the Migration Advisory Committee, backed by the Labour Party.
”The new skill-based system will make sure low-immigration is brought down and set the UK on the path to reduce immigration to sustainable levels, as we promised. At the same time we are training up British people for jobs of the future,” said May, cited by BBC.
The project also mentions other rules, like the passports of short-stay tourists and business people from all ”low-risk” countries would be scanned at e-gates, where only EU citizens can currently do this.
Also, workers that wants to stay for longer periods would need a minimum salary to ”ensure they are not competing with people already in the UK” and successful applicants for high-skilled work would be able to bring their immediate family, but only if sponsored by their future employers.
And the number of student visas will be limited.
”Two years ago, the British public voted to leave the European union and take back control of our borders. When we leave we will bring in a new immigration system that ends freedom of movement once and for all,” said May.