What a moment for the Home Office to update its guidance on the new immigration system to reiterate:
There will not be an immigration route specifically for those who do not meet the skills or salary threshold for the skilled worker route.
Basically, in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Home Office felt it necessary to state that care workers, nurses, hospital porters, cleaners, logistics personnel, postal workers etc will not be able to apply for a UK work visa from January. The only “low-skilled” workers that the government envisages letting in are agricultural labourers.
The same message appears in a brand new document, The UK’s points-based immigration system: an introduction for employers.