Archaeology and immigration
The UK formally left the EU on 31 January 2020. A ‘transition period’ is in place until 31 December 2020. During this period, existing (EU) migration rules continue to apply in the UK. The Government is expected to introduce an Immigration Bill in the coming months and a new system will take effect from 1 January 2021.
CIfA's position statement
CIfA has published a policy position statement on the potential impacts of post-Brexit immigration policy on the archaeology sector as well as those UK and EU citizens currently working in archaeology. In particular, this briefing updates the CIfA position in response to the announcement of the Government’s plans for a Points-based immigration system and publication of a Policy Statement on 19 February 2020, and the Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) report on ‘A points-based visa system and salary thresholds for immigration’ which was published on 28 January 2020.