On 18 May 2020, the Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2020 passed its Second Reading in the House of Commons.
The Immigration Bill is part of the Government’s plan to deliver a new immigration system which is based on skills migrants can bring to the UK, and to allow the UK to take further control of its borders.
The Government has outlined their proposals for the new system. For example, the legislation will put EU and European and Economic Area (EEA) citizens on an equal footing to immigrants from outside of the European bloc.
It will also be the first step towards the Government introducing a points-based system. The Government has proposed that points will be awarded for being able to speak English to a certain standard, meeting a salary threshold of £25,600, and having a job offer from an approved employer.
Further information on the points-based system will be detailed in the Immigration Rules published later in the year.
More information on this can be found here.