With all the warnings and concerns voiced by the public over the state of the UK over a no-deal Brexit, Philip Hammond, the Chancellor announced that free movement into the UK will end, and they will shift their focus on how to attract talents whose skills and professions are needed in the country.
The e-gates will be open to select countries
Hammond went further to announce that visitors from the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea will be able to use the e-gates at airports in the UK and Eurostar terminals come June 2019. By this, travelers will be able to use the same gates used by UK citizens and citizens of countries in the EEA — European Economic Area for short
Furthermore, Hammond gave his confirmation that comes autumn this year, Ph.D. level roles will no longer participate in the caps for high-skilled British visa applicants. This, according to him, will be of great benefit to high tech companies, tech institutes and all businesses that are innovation oriented.
Researchers going on research activities outside of the country will no longer be unfairly penalized as their time there will be counted as a residence in the UK.
By June, the government will commence the abolition of landing cards for those who are not resident in the country.
The government also pledged its commitment to keep promoting productivity in the UK.
The associate director of Croner, Paul Holcroft, added by saying that Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed that employers in the UK could be getting more financial support from the government as long as Brexit happens with a deal with the EU.
On the other hand, according to Holcroft, employers might be facing a spike in costs as well as increases in the rates for national minimum wage. Hammond announced that the government will be reviewing low pay in the country which will be in line with its efforts to better protections under the Good Work Plan.
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