Home Secretary tasks MAC on Australian-style points-based immigration system

Home Secretary Priti Patel asked the MAC to review how an Australian-style points-based (PBS) immigration system could be introduced in Britain to strengthen the UK labour market.


Letter from Professor Alan Manning to Home Secretary responding to the PBS commission

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In response to the request from the Home Secretary the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) will consider how points could be awarded to prospective migrants for things like educational qualifications, language proficiency, work experience and willingness to work in areas or sectors with a shortage of workers.

The MAC has also been commissioned to review the salary thresholds for the future immigration system. The MAC will continue with this work in addition to the PBS and report to the government by January 2020.

Published 6 September 2019