A new visa system will be put in place after Brexit for creative freelancers. The self-employed, as well as their clients have been invited to make inputs on its regulations.
Method of inputs
The Creative Industries Federation, CIF for short, has published a two-part survey with which it hopes to collate information from all concerned individuals and businesses.
Earlier, the federation had made known its desire to have a two-tier visa system with each tier covering freelancers from EU-member states and those from outside the EU respectively. It has stated that both groups are significant in the creative industry and that the industry depended on them to thrive.
But now, with the government’s plan to use one immigration system for applicants from all over the world, the CIF has pointed out that this plan will not give any priority to EU citizens. The system will also not cover certain sectors or industries as it will focus only on high-skilled immigrants — those whose salary crosses the tier 2 threshold of £30,000.
With this survey, the CIF wants to know which freelancers and creatives that will not be favored by the new visa system and also wants to find out what challenges or consequences that will come from it.
The survey has only its part one as compulsory to be filled. The part two has more of technical questions on immigration. The party one has areas where it enquires from firms like employment agencies about their difficulties in hiring hands to fill their creative positions.
The CIF announced that the survey will end on January 2, 2019, and that the entries will help mold the shape of the UK’s future immigration system. The survey will also help the federation in advocating on the industry’s behalf to the government.
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