The Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) has been very successful since it was introduced on 28 January 2002. The latest changes to HSMP took place on 7 November 2006.
Some of the HSMP Changes...
* The points requirement has gone up to 75 points; However, with the other changes some people may find it is now easier to come under the new HSMP system.
* You now gain from 20 points for being 27 years of age or under to 5 points for being 30 or 31 years of age.
* If you have UK work experience or a UK bachelors degree you will now gain 5 points.
* To show English language ability you need to have a bachelors degree that was taught in English (not a Masters degree or PhD), or possess an International English Language Testing System qualification at least at Band 6 which is less than two years old.