In a statement today, Prime Minister Thersa May has said that for the first time in “decades”, Britain will be a country “that controls and chooses who we want to come here”.
She further elaborated that after Britain leaves the bloc next March, UK’s immigration system will be a “skills-based system” where workers’ skills will matter, “not where they come from”.
UK will also introduce a salary threshold for highly skilled workers’ visas as part of its post-Brexit immigration system, interior minister Sajid Javid told media.
“There will be a salary threshold for high skilled workers, I can’t tell you what it is today because we haven’t decided and we will be setting it out – it needs a bit more work – we will be setting it out in the white paper shortly in the autumn,” Javid added.
He also said Britain would be introducing an electronic travel authority, comparing it to similar schemes used in the United States. The pre-authorisation system would apply to all travellers.