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UK: No Visa for Low Skilled Workers

ByBasirat Memudu

Feb 19, 2020 #foreign, #UK

United Kingdom says low-skilled workers would not get visas under post-Brexit immigration plans.

The government has therefore urged employers to move away from relying on cheap labour from Europe and invest in retaining staff as well as developing automation technology.

The Home Office said EU and non-EU citizens coming to the UK would be treated equally after UK-EU free movement ends on 31 December.

 Home Secretary, Priti Patel said the new system would mean the brightest and the best would be able to come to the United Kingdom.

Under the scheme, overseas workers who wants to come to the UK would have to speak English and have the offer of a skilled job with an approved sponsor.

In total, immigrants would have to reach 70 points to be able to work in the UK, with points also being awarded for qualifications, the salary on offer and working in a sector with shortages.