The UK Government has now started a points-based system that will include a route for skilled workers. If skilled workers received a job offer from an approved sponsor, they may get an immigrant visa from the United Kingdom.
From January 2021, the job offered to a worker will need to be at a required skill level of RQF3 or above (equivalent to A level). Workers shall also need to be able to speak English and be paid the relevant salary threshold by their sponsors. This will either be the general salary threshold of £25,600 or the going rate for their job, whichever is higher.
If a worker earns less than this – but no less than £20,480 – he may still be able to apply by ‘trading’ points on specific characteristics against his salary. For example, if a worker has a job offer in a shortage occupation or has a Ph.D. relevant to the job.
Details of how the points system will work are in the further details document.
There will not be a general route for employers to recruit at or near the minimum wage.
If you’re not already a licensed sponsor and you think you’ll want to sponsor migrants through the skilled worker route from January 2021, you should apply now.Apply Online