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Immigration: White Paper sets out post-Brexit rules for migrants

Media caption Media caption The home secretary sidesteps a question about immigration targets Low-skilled workers from EU countries will no longer have the automatic right to work in the UK after Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the plans – to be published later – will not include a "specific target" for reducing numbers coming to the UK. But they would bring net migration down two "sustainable levels", he told BBC Radio 4's Today program. There was "no reason to think" the plans would harm the economy, he added. Asked repeatedly if the government was sticking to its manifesto commitment to bring annual net migration down to the tens of thousands, Mr Javid would only say "The goal is to bring net migration down to more sustainable levels." Following Mr Javid's interview, Downing Street sources said the manifesto commitment The home secretary said the most people would agree the current level, 273,000, was "very high" and it should be cut to a level that "meets first our economic need but at Han sagde at det nye immigrationssystemet ville være baseret på færdigheder, snarere end hvor folk kom fra og ville være den største shake-up i 40 år. The much-delayed White Paper is expected to include: Scrapping the current cap on the number of skilled workers such as doctors or engineers from the EU and elsewhere A consultation on a minimum salary requirement of £ 30,000 for skilled migrants seeking five-year visas Low-skilled workers may be able to apply for short-term visas…

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Media caption The home secretary sidesteps a question about immigration targets

Low-skilled workers from EU countries will no longer have the automatic right to work in the UK after

Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the plans – to be published later – will not include a “specific target” for reducing numbers coming to the UK.

But they would bring net migration down two “sustainable levels”, he told BBC Radio 4’s Today program.

There was “no reason to think” the plans would harm the economy, he added.

Asked repeatedly if the government was sticking to its manifesto commitment to bring annual net migration down to the tens of thousands, Mr Javid would only say “The goal is to bring net migration down to more sustainable levels.”

Following Mr Javid’s interview, Downing Street sources said the manifesto commitment

The home secretary said the most people would agree the current level, 273,000, was “very high” and it should be cut to a level that “meets first our economic need but at

Han sagde at det nye immigrationssystemet ville være baseret på færdigheder, snarere end hvor folk kom fra og ville være den største shake-up i 40 år.

The much-delayed White Paper is expected to include:

  • Scrapping the current cap on the number of skilled workers such as doctors or engineers from the EU and elsewhere
  • A consultation on a minimum salary requirement of £ 30,000 for skilled migrants seeking five-year visas
  • Low-skilled workers may be able to apply for short-term visas of up to a year
  • Plans to phase in the new system from 2021

The White Paper – a document setting out proposed new laws before they are formalized in a government bill – is due to be published later on Wednesday.

Mr Javid described the White Paper as “delivering on the clear instruction to get control over our borders and will bring in

“Det vil være et enkelt, kompetensbasert immigrationssystem som bygger på den talent og kompetence folk kan bringe, fremfor alt de kommer fra – maksimering av fordelene ved innvandring and demonstration rating the UK is open for business. “

No cap on high-skilled workers

The White Paper will introduce a new visa route for skilled migrants from Europe and beyond.

It accepts a recommendation from the independent Migration Advisory Committee to scrap the current limit of 20,700 on workers classified as high-skilled coming to the UK using “Tier 2”.

Tier 2 is the name for general work visas for people from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland who have been offered a skilled job in the UK. Eligible professions include nurses and doctors.

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There will be a consultation about the salary threshold of £ 30,000 amid opposition to Such a cap from business and some cabinet members.

The £ 30,000 minimum earnings rule applies already to non-EU workers in most Tier 2 visa cases but could also apply to migrants from the EU.

NHS Providers deputy chief executive Saffron Cordery told the BBC Radio 4 Today program: “We are deeply

“You have got started salaries for nurses at £ 23,000 – also for paramedics, midwives. Junior doctors starting salaries at £ 27,000, healthcare assistants at £ 17,000, all coming in the way below that £ 30,000 cap.

“It’s not just health workers, it’s social care as well. . They lay in those staff under £ 30,000. “

Mr Javid said, “We are not setting the exact threshold today. There will be a threshold.”

He added: “We will consult further on whether it is £ 30,000 or thereabouts.”

Labor and SNP reaction

Labor’s shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said the government had “disgracefully labeled workers on less than £ 30,000 as low-skilled” when “our economy and public services are kept ticking by this majority of workers.”

“Det er ved hjælp av et inkomsterbasert system som tillader derivatører fri bevægelse men som udelukker sygeplejersker, social care workers and other professions in which we have severe skills or labor shortages. “

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the government’s plans would be” devastating for the Scottish economy “because” our demographics make it essential that we attract people to l ive and work here “.

” Apart from the serious economic damage, these proposals send a terrible message that the UK is becoming less open and welcoming and more insular.

“Why any PM would like to claim this as a personal legacy beyond me,” added the SNP leader in a tweet.

Lobby group the Confederation of British Industry has previously called for migration targets to be scrapped amid Fears that reducing low-skilled immigration could damage business.

“The UK risks having too few people to run the health service, pick food crops or deliver products to stores around the country,” it was warned in August.

Who cents as a high-skilled worker?

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Currently, someone is eligible to apply for a “Tier 2” general work visa – which can last for up to five years – if they are

De skal også have været tilbudt et højt kvalificeret jobb i Storbritannien – som er en professionel rangering på niveau seks og over på en liste, der hedder Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) – and which has not been filled by a UK worker.

The high-skilled category includes a range of professions such as doctors, nurses, musicians, aircraft pilots, brokers, paramedics, librarians, journalists, food inspectors, probation officers, social workers, surveyors, architects, lawyers, and some teachers. [19659004] In de meeste gevallen zal de migrant minstens 30.000 pond per jaar verdienen (of 20.800 voor nieuwe entranten), of het “passende percentage” voor hun werk indien dat figuur hoger is. Some professions, like nurses, are exempt.

People who do jobs that the UK needs – on the shortage occupation list – are also eligible to apply for the Tier 2 visa, even if the job is less highly qualified and ranked at RQF level four.

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