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points system

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit a system used to assess applicants' eligibility for local authority housing, based on (points awarded for) such factors as the length of time the applicant has lived in the area, how many children are in the family, etc
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The research revealed that there is much support for both points systems with each having its own merits.
RFL chief executive Nigel Wood said: "With an exciting new league structure being introduced in 2015, it is clear that a standardised points system needs to be in place in all three divisions.
The RFL board takes the view that the points system familiar to the most spectators should take precedence for the 2015 season.
Responding to this changing labor market, countries like Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia have adopted points systems with the goal of attracting talented, highly skilled immigrants.
3) In response, countries have begun implementing immigration points systems to better capture this potential resource.
Points systems all share a similar goal of attracting human capital in a procedurally simple manner that, in theory, increases the overall wealth of the receiving country.
The blocs have agreed in principle that the assignment of the three presidencies shall be based on a points systems.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The three leading posts in the presidency, namely the president, the cabinet, and the parliament, were achieved based on a points system, according to a statement released by the Kurdistan presidency.
The points system has been clarified for all, and "we are expecting a joint session to be held to discuss the ministerial posts," he continued.
But cabbies believe it's unfair for them to be subject to two penalty points systems.
ACTION: spokesman HUNDREDS of Huddersfield taxi drivers have voted to strike over a new penalty points system.
Kirklees Council last week agreed to the regime - which would run alongside the official penalty points system governing all motorists.