After the excitement of Brexit, the UK has been carefully watched by countries around the world in anticipation of changes to their immigration policy.
One earlier speculation reported a proposal to potentially increase the number of Australian’s granted visas to live and work in the UK to somewhat subsidize the void in the workforce left by EU workers.
However, British Home Secretary and the Minister in charge of Immigration, Amber Rudd released a statement confirming that this is not going to be the case. The decision not to increase the number of Australians eligible to work in Britain stemmed from an earlier meeting with Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, whom was in agreement with the choice not to change the policy.
“Julie Bishop [the Australian foreign minister] was over just a few weeks ago, we agreed that it was a good thing. She is aware, as everybody is, that everything is under review. But I do think that that particular scheme with Australia works very well, so I wouldn’t envisage a change.” Said Ms Rudd at the Times Red Box fringe event.
With other national governments still waiting to hear of the outcome for their immigration regulations to Britain, UK Prime Minister Teresa May has recognised the urgency and is addressing controlling migration before any trade negotiations are discussed.