Posted On / 11.11.2019

Points Based System – a politicians conundrum

Now that an election is looming we are, no doubt, going to hear the call for a ‘points based or Australian system’ from many politicians wishing to find a solution to ending the free movement of European citizens.

But, here’s the interesting bit, there is already an immigration system in place for non-EU citizens and it’s called…the points based system.

Whether politicians are wanting to use the existing points based system for EU migrants as well as non EU migrants or create a new alternative points based system which applies only to EU migrants waits to be seen.

Either way it would seem many politicians are still unaware of the UK’s points based system that currently exists, or simply don’t want the same points based system to apply to EU migrants as non EU migrants. We wait their musings with bated breath.

For more information on immigration matters please contact Immigration Adviser Lee Campbell lee.campbell@battens.co.uk or 01225 321639.

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