The new strategy of the Rules is to address those coming to the UK for employment-related reasons in Appendix W. The move may herald the end of the Points Based System as we now know it, as the introduction to Appendix W states:
‘It is anticipated that other categories for workers will be added to this Appendix as the immigration system is reformed over time.’
For now, Appendix W addresses the new Start-Up and Innovator categories, replacing the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (Entrepreneur routes). There are no points to be scored. The idea is that those in the Start-Up category eventually progress to the Innovator category, as the Start-Up category does not lead to settlement.