The British government is making it easier than Wednesday to award work visas to award-winning scientists, artists or musicians through a new skills-based immigration policy introduced after Brexit.
Winners of such awards as Nobel Prize, Turing Prize for Computer Scientists, Grammys, Oscar or Golden Globe, will be able to live and work more easily in the United Kingdom according to this reform introduced by the Home Office. The winners of some awards in the fields of dance, fashion, architecture and social sciences are also concerned. Their procedures for obtaining work visas will be simplified and expedited.
Attract the “best talent”
A measure that is part of a new immigration system “numeral”, which the government has established after Brexit, and aims to attract “Best (talent) in the country based on the skills they can bring instead of nationality”, Specified the Ministry of the Interior.
“The winners of these awards have reached the zenith of their careers and they have a lot to offer the UK”, Interior Minister Preeti Patel said. “These significant changes will give them the freedom to come and work in our industries of excellence in arts, science, music and film”.
A major campaign theme
Control of immigration, particularly from poor countries in the European Union, was a major theme of the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign. Since 1 January, EU workers have not benefited. More than complete freedom of movement in Britain. But are treated like non-EU citizens.
The new numeral system favors bright minds at the expense of less skilled workers. To obtain a visa, skills, knowledge of English and financial resources are taken into consideration.