Brexit Update October 2020

The DCMS have put together an excellent update that pulls together Government Brexit announcements and arranges them under different themes, click on the link below for the pdf.

    • Future Relationship and Transition Period
    • Immigration
    • EU Settlement Scheme
    • People and Tourism
    • International Trade
    • Exports, Customs and Borders
    • Carnets, Licences and Permits
    • Services
    • Data Protection and Intellectual property
    • EU Funding and Finance
    • Arts, Heritage, Tourism and Cultural Sector

DCMS Document



Immigration Update

Legislation has been laid in Parliament setting out a number of changes to the Immigration Rules that provide the foundation for the UK’s new Points-Based Immigration System, which will apply from 1 January 2021. 

As you will have seen in the media, this contains the amendment that reduces the Salary threshold to £20,480 from the previous £35,800, a change that will greatly help tourism businesses recruit the staff they need in future.

The Skilled Worker Route will open for applications from December 2020. In order to recruit overseas workers through the Skilled Worker Route, you must be registered as a licensed sponsor. Getting a licence normally takes around 8 weeks and fees apply. You can find all the information you need, at GOV.UK/HiringFromTheEU.

EU, EEA and Swiss nationals arriving in the UK on or before 31 December should not apply through the Points-Based Immigration System. They should instead apply to the EU Settlement Scheme upon arriving in the UK.

Here’s a link to the full statement on changes to the immigration rules: