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What is the change? The U.K. government’s announcement of changes to the Points-Based System includes changes to Tier 1, Tier 4 and Tier 5 sponsors.
What does the change mean? The changes include expansion and easing of restrictions under Tier 1, country-specific relaxation of rules under the Tier 4 student category, and a new government-authorized teaching exchange program under the Tier 5 category.
Background: The U.K. government is making a package of changes to Points-Based System work routes to improve flexibility for sponsors and applicants and boost the U.K. economy.
We reported the major changes to Tier 2 sponsorship last week.
Here are the major changes for Tier 1, Tier 4 and Tier 5 sponsors:
BAL Analysis: These changes signal the U.K. government’s efforts to expand certain categories to attract more talent from foreign graduate entrepreneurs, investors and digital technology workers, and to promote greater cultural and language exchange.
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