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EU Citizens living in the UK


January 2020 will see the end of EU free movement to the UK and the new Immigration Bill will introduce a points-based immigration system whereby individuals will need a job offer at an appropriate skill level, meeting a £25,600 salary threshold, and knowledge of English to move to the UK. These new requirements will rule out many of the migrant workers working in low paid jobs around the country to future migration to the UK.

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This raises the question as to why current working conditions are acceptable for migrant workers but not for ‘local’ people? And what will it mean for employers when the now usual workforce flow of employees from across the EU is closed at the end of this year and replaced only by an out of reach highly skilled visa instead?