The United Kingdom Government has announced that in 2021, after the EU transition period, the United Kingdom will implement new immigration control measures. Importantly, this means that the UK will look to develop a points-based immigration system, modelled on countries such as Canada and New Zealand.
The United Kingdom government had a dramatic cabinet reshuffle which saw the likes of Sajid Javid, former Chancellor, resign. Rishi Sunak took Sajid Javid’s place. It’s thought that Mr Sunak is a favourable supporter of the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU and a support of immigration control measures.
The UK’s Home Secretary, Priti Patel, will be instrumental in the development of new immigration control measures which will seek to gain the UK new controls over its immigration policy. As it currently stands, the UK is part of the single market, although, this will come to halt on the imminent departure of the transition period at the end of the year.