The new system will come into effect from 1 January 2021 once freedom of movement within the EU has ended
The new system will require those applying via the skilled worker route to accrue points by meeting a number of relevant criteria, such as having a job offer at the appropriate skill level, the ability to speak English and meeting the salary threshold. Further details on the UK’s Points-Based Immigration System have been published, providing more information to employers on the draft requirements and conditions underpinning the key immigration routes in the Points-Based System.
EU citizens resident in the UK by 31 December 2020 can still apply to settle in the UK through the EU Settlement Scheme until 30 June 2021.
Correct as of 16 July 2020