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On Thursday 08 October 2020, the Home Office published that EU, EEA or Swiss citizens who wish to travel to the United Kingdom for holidays or short trips can continue to do so without the need of obtaining a visa.
Organisations wishing to recruit skilled workers from overseas (including EU) from 01 January 2021 are now required to obtain a valid Sponsor Licence, and much more eased approach has been adopted by the Home Office to grant CoS allocations.
There are only three months left until the introduction of the new system, and it is imperative that organisations and businesses begin to focus on the implications of the new immigration rules coming in to place in January 2021.
On the 10 September 2020, the Home Office issued a Statement of Change to immigration rules introducing the new student and child student routes from 5 October 2020 as part of the government's commitment to introduce a new points-based immigration system.