The government has released information on what the new point based system will be, effective from January 2021, which will go ahead next year despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

BFFF work collaboratively with Shakespeare Martineau to provide important information and updates to ensure members are fully prepared with budgets and recruitment ahead of the new immigration system. It is vital that members understand the impact these changes will have on their business to ensure they have a contingency plan in place that will accommodate and comply with the new system for continued international recruitment and mobility.

Please note: this table will be updated as and when government releases documentation and decisions, therefore please check back regularly for further updates. If you require any further information around the workforce issues with Brexit, please go to our Useful Links page.

Take a look at a Webinar Wednesday from Tijen Ahmet from Shakespeare Martineau giving full explanations on the near Immigration system, along with the best practises BFFF members can take.

Subject Latest Position Relevance
The UK’s points based immigration system For a summary and information around workforce concerns that Brexit may bring, please go to our Brexit and Beyond: The UK’s points based immigration system guidance document. In addition there are some useful links to government policy papers below for further details.

Brexit and Beyond: The UK’s points based immigration system guidance

19 February 2020 – UK Points- based system: policy statement

13 July 2020 – New Immigration system: what you need to know

4 August 2020 – UK Points- based immigration system; further details statement



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