Big new UK immigration plan expected

Big new UK immigration plan expected
Published: 25 September 2018 (230 Views)
British prime minister, Theresa May, has agreed to a post-Brexit immigration system that will offer visas to immigrants in a tiered system based on skills and wealth.

According to a report by The Guardian, the system will be a flagship policy and is expected to be one of her key announcements at the Conservative party conference to be held at the start of October.

Under the system, skilled workers will more easily be able to obtain visas than the unskilled and there will be no preferential access to the UK labour market for EU citizens.

Territories which strike a free trade deal with the UK - including the EU - will also be given enhanced access to the British labour market, but that in the future could include the United States, Canada, or elsewhere.

The government's Migration Advisory Committee originally advised that there should be no visas made available for unskilled workers outside agriculture, however this is reported to have caused alarm among business leaders, who said they needed access to a large labour pool to fill jobs in sectors such as construction, haulage and hospitality.

New two-year seasonal visa

While the above visa changes will only come into effect post-Brexit, UK Home Government has already announced that it will launch a two-year seasonal worker pilot scheme.

According to Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants, the scheme aims to bring 2,500 seasonal workers to farms in the UK.

The UK Visa pilot scheme will allow workers from outside the EU to do seasonal farm work in the UK for up to six months. There will be a cap of 2,500 workers per year.

"The UK government hope that the pilot scheme will help alleviate farm labour shortages during the peak production periods in the UK. They also said that an automated harvesting solutions are not universally available, and hope that this pilot scheme will support farmers during peak production times," Breytenbachs explained.

"The results of the UK visa pilot scheme will be reviewed, and the UK Government will then determine how to support the long-term needs of the farming industry in the UK."

- The Guardian

Tags: UK, May, Immigration,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Lumumba blasts Mnangagwa; Mthuli Ncube

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 December 2018 | 104 Views

Mothlante Commission Report: Equating the victim to the perpetrator - MDC

by Jacob Mafume, MDC National Spokesperson | 19 December 2018 | 98 Views

Chiwenga takes over doctors' salary negotiations

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 December 2018 | 116 Views

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named Man Utd caretaker manage

by BBC | 19 December 2018 | 72 Views

SA issues warrant of arrest for Grace Mugabe

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 December 2018 | 130 Views

Mandatory HIV testing before marriage proposed

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 December 2018 | 99 Views

Mnangagwa urges nation to unite after August 1 killings report

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 December 2018 | 99 Views

WATCH: ZBC scams and sabotages War veterans

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 December 2018 | 113 Views

ZANU PF conference came and gone, what's the way forward?

by Dr Masimba Mavaza | 19 December 2018 | 120 Views

Prophet Makandiwa relocates to Zambia?

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 December 2018 | 156 Views

MDC took advantage of the obvious

by Dr Masimba Mavaza | 19 December 2018 | 104 Views

ZANU PF conference came and gone whats the way forward

by Dr Masimba Mavaza | 19 December 2018 | 99 Views

War vets demand $13.5 billion

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 147 Views

August 1 violence probe team nails Chamisa's MDC

by newzimbabwe.com | 19 December 2018 | 155 Views

War vets sue ZBC

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 127 Views

Mnangagwa to launch cattle breeding scheme

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 111 Views

Boy (16) arrested for carjacking

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 119 Views

Zimbabwe, SA border authorities brace for increased traffic

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 99 Views

Ministry official off the hook

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 106 Views

Mutare eyes smart city status

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 102 Views

Black Panther star Danai in Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 95 Views

Kamambo, Chiyangwa bury hatchet

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 99 Views

Granny, grandson axed to death

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 86 Views

Chicken Inn snap up attackers

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 107 Views

Zimbabwe pushes to abolish death sentence

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 83 Views

Cassava makes history

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 97 Views

Police urged to deploy vehicles to critically needy areas

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 86 Views

Peak season at Beitbridge border

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 85 Views

Zanu-PF recovers 15 vehicles from expelled members

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 80 Views

Crucial findings in the commission of inquiry report

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 71 Views

War vets storm Mnangagwa office

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 71 Views

Tendai Biti tears into Mthuli Ncube's budget

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 70 Views

State admits lack of documentary evidence in Mandiwanzira case

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 53 Views

Mukanya in make-up gig

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 48 Views

Police shoot, injure 2 robbers

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 51 Views

Parliament has final say on death penalty

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 45 Views

Mugabe's ex-minister fights default judgment

by Staff reporter | 19 December 2018 | 50 Views