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U.K. Government Announces New ‘Points-Based' Immigration System, Mandating Foreign Workers Prove They ‘Can Speak English'

1 month ago   |   By Time

Boris Johnson's government unveiled plans to end what it called the U.K.'s dependence on “cheap low-skilled labor” and deliver on its pledge to halt freedom of movement from the European Union after Brexit.
Under a points-based immigration system to come into effect on Jan. 1, 2021, workers must prove they can speak English, have a verified job offer and meet a points threshold based on their specific skills, qualifications and prospective salaries, according to a government policy paper published Wednesday.
Getty Images-2020 WPA PoolHome Secretary Priti Patel Prime Minister Boris Johnson...
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U.K.'s New Immigration Rules Will Restrict Low-Skilled Workers

U.K.'s New Immigration Rules Will Restrict Low-Skilled Workers

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

Business groups denounced the plan, warning of looming labor shortages at a time of nearly full employment.
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