Now that the UK is out of the EU, it will no longer issue visas to low-skilled workers. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government wants employers to refrain from hiring ‘cheap labor’ from Europe. Instead, they would be better off investing in retaining their current employees and in automation.
The Interior Minister, Priti Patel, told the BBC that the government wants to reduce the number of people with low education and who come to the country.
‘People with certain talents should be encouraged to come,’ explained the minister. To be able to assess that, the government wants to introduce a demerit point system for people who want to come and work in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The British formally left the EU on 31 January. When the transitional period comes to the ends on 31 December, it should be known how Brussels and London will proceed together.
According to the British plans, from 1 January 2021, citizens from the EU and citizens from other parts of the world will be treated equally.