Brexit: with its new immigration system, the UK wants to attract in particular award-winning artists and top scientists


As of January 1, workers in the European Union no longer enjoy full freedom of movement in the United Kingdom and are treated like non-European citizens. But England wishes, through this reform, to push “talents” to work in the country.

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The British government will facilitate the granting of work visas to award-winning scientists, artists or musicians from May 5, through a new skills-based immigration policy introduced after Brexit. The winners of prizes such as the Nobel prizes, the Turing prize for computer scientists, the Grammys, the Oscars or the Golden Globes will be able to live and work more easily in the United Kingdom according to this reform introduced by the Home Office.

The winners of certain prizes in the fields of dance, fashion, architecture and social sciences are also concerned. Their procedures for obtaining a work visa will be simplified and accelerated.

It fits into a new immigration system “dotted“set up by the government after Brexit and which aims to attract”best (talent) in the country based on the skills they can bring, rather than their nationality“, said the Ministry of the Interior in a statement.

The winners of these awards have reached the peak of their careers and they have a lot to offer in the UK“said Interior Minister Priti Patel, quoted in this press release.”These significant changes will give them the freedom to come and work in our industries of excellence in the arts, sciences, music and film.“.

Controlling immigration, especially from poor countries in the European Union, was one of the key themes of the Brexit referendum campaign in 2016. The new points system favors bright brains at the expense of working poor. qualified. To obtain a visa, skills, knowledge of English and financial resources are taken into account.



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