OREANDA-NEWS. In the United Kingdom, the professional qualities of immigrants will be judged by a point system. This was reported by the Secretary of State for the Home Department Priti Patel.

The introduction of a new point-based immigration system in Great Britain will attract qualified personnel. This will put an end to the free movement of migrants and regain control of the borders of the kingdom. According to Patel, this will allow to attract “the brightest and the best” workers from around the world, as well stimulate economic growth.

Under the new system, candidates for a work visa will receive points depending on compliance with a number of criteria: skills and qualifications, the level of English proficiency and the availability of offers from the employers. It is planned that this scheme will begin to work on January 1, 2021.

It is noted that at present, about 70 % of those who arrived from the European Union in Britain do not meet the requirements of the new assessment system.