View Author October 2020
The government has issued updated guidance for employers on the UK’s points-based system, which will apply to new applicants from the EU, the EEA and Switzerland (excluding Ireland), as well as those from outside the EU, from January 2021. Unfortunately, the updated guidance does not tell us much more than we already knew from the July 2020 policy statement – employers are still waiting for the finer detail of the scheme in the form of comprehensive policy guidance and changes to the Immigration Rules. In the meantime, what do we know so far? What do the changes to the points-based system mean in practice and how should employers prepare?