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UK’s points-based post-Brexit visas will prioritise PhDs

Long-awaited immigration system ‘will give top priority’ to scientists and academics, says government

The government has announced its long-awaited post-Brexit immigration system, which will award higher points to would-be migrants with science PhDs and bigger salaries.

Industry groups are already warning of potential damage from the attempt to curtail immigration via the new system—which comes into effect on 1 January 2021 after the UK leaves the EU. 

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