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Immigration Rules simplification: plan to be published ‘shortly’

19 February 2020

Vanessa Ganguin, managing partner of Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law, told the Law Society Gazette that the system being trailed gives the government an opportunity to simplify the immigration rules and policy with a new, coherent system.

However, she said: ‘The suggestion of exploring proposals for a broader unsponsored route over the coming year and it needing a longer implementation period does ring some alarm bells.

“This suggests that rather than replacing free movement and the current mishmash of thinking from different eras with a simplified system, the government might tackle the simpler reforms first while leaving the more difficult work until later.

“It feels like the existing system is being edited and repackaged and the newer more flexible elements will be kicked into the long grass”…