After England left the country definitively from the European Union on January 29, new immigration measures were implemented to prevent the entry of cheap labor from Europe.
After the successful approval by a majority of the population to leave the European Union in a referendum held on June 23, 2016.
England charted new directions in political, labor and economic matters in order to overcome the negative aspects that would bring the exit from the European block.
Among those aspects to be modified by the conservative government of Boris Johnson is a new immigration regulation, in order to avoid a massive arrival of foreign citizens from other countries representing unskilled labor.
According to the government’s spokesman new regulations for the entry of foreigners will be carried out by points.
England’s economy, along with that of Germany, has always been at the forefront of growth and quality of life for its citizens.
With a per capita income of $44,000 and an unemployment rate of 3.9%; it has always been a favorite destination for migrants from not only other parts of the world but also from countries in the same European Union whose economies are smaller and where the population is not high income.
One of the standard proposals of the promoters of the 2016 referendum was precisely to migrate and achieve its reduction. That is because the current administration has already begun to implement this proposal, described in the Brexit.
So the new regulations that will come into force on January 1 of next year, will give equal treatment to non-EU members compared to other citizens from other parts of the world; as well as anyone who wants to enter the country with a work visa will need skills that the government has called basic and among which are: Speaking fluent English and having a job offer with a minimum wage of over $33,000 *25,600 pounds sterling approx*.
Another of the measures of the new regulation measures the professional capacities that you have will be able to receive a score that will guarantee it to be an act of your entrance to the country or not.
For the first time, any citizen of the European Union wishing to enter the island must demonstrate their knowledge of English, even students hoping to obtain a scholarship to study in England must demonstrate their fluency in the native language of the country. The government was now emphatic in mentioning that both citizens of the European Union may enter the country as tourists with a maximum period of stay of 6 months.
In response to these proposals, several business organizations expressed their rejection of the proposal, considering that many of the companies that operate in the country do so by hiring foreign labor and that they believe that these new measures will cause a blow to the economy of these factories, because there would not be enough unskilled labor within the country to do the work that foreigners do, such as harvesting crops, caring for sick patients, working as waiters, etc.
Last month a spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior acknowledged that these new measures will affect 70% of the country’s low-skilled workforce, but also stressed that these new measures will not affect foreign nationals who were in the country before the Brexit.
These new measures were not welcomed by the opposition party led by Labour member Diane Abbott who added: “It is a system with a salary threshold that will need many exceptions (…) and that will make it meaningless”,
We will see how these reforms end up affecting migration in this country that reaches almost 4 million migrants.