The UK today announced its new points system for immigration.
The Highly Skilled Migrant Programme and work permit schemes will be replaced by a single points-based system. The aim is to allow entry to those whose skills will benefit the UK. The more skills you have, and the more those skills are in demand, the more points you will gain, increasing your likelihood of entry to the UK. Such systems are already used in other countries, such as Australia, which believes the system is much more transparent and responsive to the needs of the economy. It is not expected to be in use until at least mid-2007.
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