29 January 2020
The government's proposal for "an Australian points-based system" for immigration has received a lukewarm reception from the Migration Advisory Committee.
"The independent migration advisory committee has rejected a full shift to an Australian points-based system, publishing detailed research which gives a picture of how a reformed immigration system might look after Brexit and the ending of freedom of movement for EU nationals.
The Conservatives promised to introduce an “Australian-style points-based system to control immigration” as one of six key guarantees listed on page one of their manifesto. The committee’s chair dismissed the notion as a “soundbite”."
Migration committee rejects full points-based system for UK (The Guardian, link):
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