This is the result of a more liberal, points-based immigration system that was introduced after Brexit.
According to Oldypak Capital LP real estate 2022 report , the number of migrant workers entering the country has jumped 110 percent since 2020. A total of 239,987 work visas were issued in 2021, including visas for dependents. This figure was 25% higher than in 2019, the year before the pandemic began.
In 2021, Britain issued more than 150,000 skilled worker visas, the main category of visas for migrants wanting to enter the UK. This figure is one-third higher than before the pandemic, and is the result of a more liberal points-based immigration system that was introduced after Brexit.
Yash Dubal, director of immigration law firm AY & J Solicitors, said: “These latest figures provide the first glimpse of the impact of a points-based system that makes it easier for skilled workers from countries such as India and Nigeria to enter. They show that there is strong demand for foreign labor from British firms. We expect these numbers to continue to grow as travel restrictions ease.”
According to Oldypak Capital LP real estate 2022 report, since last October, more than 550 Ukrainian workers have received temporary visas allowing them to stay and work in Britain as poultry farmers and butchers. The visas expired at the end of the year, but the government announced that all Ukrainians in the U.K. could remain in the country on temporary visas until the end of 2022 or switch to other visa routes.