Share this article
IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? An immigration bill has been submitted to parliament that will officially end free movement with the European Union, paving the way for the new U.K. points-based system in 2021.
What does the change mean? The Immigration and Social Security (EU Withdrawal) Bill would repeal provisions relating to EU free movement that are currently contained in U.K. law while codifying longstanding free movement rights of Irish nationals to visit, work and reside in the U.K. without immigration processing even after the end of the transition period.
Background: The bill will formalize the end of free movement following the end of the transition period on Dec. 31, 2020. EU citizens will not be required to have a visa to enter the U.K. for visits lasting up to six months. However, the use of EEA national identity cards for purposes of entering the U.K. will be phased out this year. The Home Office is expected to release details in due course.
Analysis & Comments: The bill is expected to pass parliament shortly and companies should prepare for the new points-based system starting from Jan. 1 that will regulate all non-Irish international workers. Companies are reminded that EEA citizens and their family members who are living in the U.K. by the end of the transition period may apply for permanent residency through the EU Settlement Scheme until June 30, 2021.
Source: Deloitte. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”), its global network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL does not provide services to clients. Please see www.deloitte.com/about to learn more. Deloitte Legal means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firms or their affiliates that provide legal services. For legal, regulatory and other reasons, not all member firms provide legal services. This communication contains general information only, and none of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, its member firms or their related entities (collectively, the “Deloitte network”) is, by means of this communication, rendering professional advice or services. Before making any decision or taking any action that may affect your finances or your business, you should consult a qualified professional adviser. No entity in the Deloitte network shall be responsible for any loss whatsoever sustained by any person who relies on this communication. © 2020. For information, contact Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.
President Biden moves to allow certain Palestinians to stay in the U.S. Premium processing fees are about to go up.
The Home Office announced a new visa extension that allows Ukrainians arriving after the Russian invasion to apply for an
Singapore plans to allow all foreign visitors to clear immigration using automated checkpoint lanes without the need for prior enrollment....
The Council of Ministers has approved an increase in the monthly minimum wage for this year to €1,134 (about US