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The new route is part of the Government’s points-based immigration regime to attract the “brightest and best” to the UK. Home Secretary Priti Patel said the route aims to “put ability and talent first, not where someone comes from”. The route will be open to graduates from the top 50 non-UK universities awarded degrees. Chancellor Rishi Sunak said it will enable the “businesses of tomorrow to be built here today”.

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Royal Mail Brexit fury as company charges £150 tax

Royal Mail has been accused of charging a hefty “Brexit tax” on items Britons already own. 

Some claim postal firms are charging incorrect duties on items received in the UK from abroad. This also includes items which are supposed to be exempt from such duties. 

Brad Ashton of tax firm RSM UK said the charges had left people “between a rock and a hard place”.

Parcelforce has refuted the allegations, reports the Telegraph, and instead blames those sending items for making errors on their customs declaration forms.

Simon Sutcliffe of accountants Blick Rothenberg told the paper the “sea change” of post-Brexit tax rules has made it more difficult for people to deal with a more confusing system.

Duties charges are calculated based on the sender’s customs declaration forms, allowing for the possibility of human error.

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