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Patel orders study into points-based migration system

Review: Priti Patel
Review: Priti Patel

By Flora Thompson

The Home Secretary has asked advisers to review how a points-based immigration system could be introduced.

Priti Patel wrote to the Migration Advisory Committee (Mac), which gives the Government guidance on immigration policy.

The letter, in which Ms Patel asks the Mac to report back by January, reads: "The public have been clear they want an immigration system that takes back control while welcoming hard-working people."

Ms Patel also wants the committee to review the Australian immigration system "to advise on what best practice can be used to attract the best and the brightest from around the world" to the UK.

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