Freedom of movement of workers between Britain and the European Union will end when Britain withdraws from the bloc, UK immigration minister Brandon Lewis said this morning.
“Free movement of labour ends when we leave the European Union in spring 2019,” Mr Lewis told BBC radio.
Mr Lewis also said a new immigration system would be in place by spring 2019.
Britain is due to leave the EU in March 2019.
In an article in the Financial Times, Interior Minister Amber Rudd said: “Once we have left the EU, this government will apply its own immigration rules and requirements that will meet the needs of UK businesses, but also of wider society.
“I also want to reassure businesses and EU nationals that we will ensure there is no ‘cliff edge’ once we leave the bloc,” Ms Rudd added.