We published an update on 1 February 2017 regarding the introduction of the Immigration skills charge in April. The government has just announced that subject to parliamentary approval, it is due to be introduced on 6 April 2017.
In March 2016 we updated you regarding the Home Office announcement of the introduction of an immigration skills charge for all sponsors of Tier 2 migrants. This measure was included in the Immigration Act 2016 which passed into law in May 2016. Whilst no firm implementation date has been confirmed, the Immigration Minister Robert Goodwin stated in his evidence to the House of Lords EU Home Affairs sub-committee on 11 January 2017 that this charge would be introduced in April.
Theresa May still says that Article 50 will be triggered before the end of March. If that happens, the UK will be out of the EU by April 2019. It’s looking increasingly likely that it’s going to be a hard Brexit or even a chaotic Brexit. In those scenarios, sooner or later the UK will end free movement for EU citizens. French people who have made the UK their home want to know what to do.
Theresa May continue de dire que l'article 50 sera déclenché d’ici la fin du mois de mars. Si cela se produit, le Royaume-Uni sortira de l'UE avant avril 2019. Un Brexit dur ou même un Brexit chaotique semble de plus en plus probable. Dans ces cas de figure, tôt ou tard le Royaume-Uni mettra fin à la libre circulation pour les citoyens de l'UE. Les Français établis au Royaume-Uni doivent savoir quelles démarches entreprendre pour pouvoir rester en toute confiance.
Theresa May’s eagerly anticipated speech on the UK’s starting point for negotiations on Brexit, has sketched a very broad outline of her intentions with respect to immigration from the EU moving forward. However when you get up close there is little new detail and her comments have, arguably, raised more questions than they have answered.