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Johannesburg – Immigration trends to the United Kingdom (UK) following Brexit remain uncertain, until there is clarity about the UK’s trading position with the European Union (EU) and if it contains its Freedom of Movement policy.

This is according to Lindsey Barras, a Director at PwC Legal, UK. “It is expected that immigration flows from the EU will decrease.” Overall there is still an understanding that both high and low skilled labour is needed, although the focus is likely to be on higher skilled individuals, explained Barras.

The 2011 census shows that there was just under 200 000 South Africans living in the UK.

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