New ‘Life in the UK’ test handbook
The Government has published an updated Life in the UK test handbook that focuses on British culture and history.
The new book is essential reading for candidates sitting the revised Life in the UK test, which is being introduced in March.
The new handbook and test are part of the government’s reforms to the immigration system to help reduce net migration to sustainable levels while ensuring that Britain continues to attract the brightest and the best migrants from across the world.
The Life in the UK test is taken by migrants wanting to settle permanently in the UK who already speak English to a sufficient standard.
The test and handbook have been completely re-written, removing questions on topics that those living in the UK should already be aware of like public transport, credit cards and job interviews. Instead it focuses on British culture, history and traditions as well as the events and people who have helped make Britain a great place to live.