Recently Boris Johnson revealed a post-Brexit immigration plan that some say would attempt to look more like Australia's system. The plan would create three categories of visas for those trying to come work in the UK:
- one for exceptional talent that could be fast-tracked to the UK without needing a job offer
- one for skilled workers that have a job lined up already
- one for unskilled workers that would be eligible for short-term visas in sectors where there are domestic shortages
While some suggest this plan is exactly what is needed, others feel that the hospitality, agricultural and care sectors would be negatively impacted by the removal of lower-level skilled talent.
Try this BBC article for a deeper dive into the topic and for considering the what ifs: Immigration: White Paper sets out post-Brexit rules for migrants
A group that champions businesses across the UK has said that the Conservatives plans for implementing an Australian-style, points based system, which means that companies do not know who they will be able to hire next year. This is the opinion of Adam Marshall, director general at the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC). The BCC holds the view that not giving businesses a “route map” for what that means is not “good enough.”