December 9, 2023

The Government has announced a number of measures to come into force to curtail the number of immigrants entering the UK.

The minimum salary for a UK Skilled Worker is to increase next Spring to £38,700.00 per annum.

The minimum income requirement for a British Citizen to apply for a visa to bring a family member or partner to live with them is rising from £18,600.00 per annum to £38,700.00 per annum.

There will be a ban on care workers being able to bring their dependants to the UK.

To crackdown on cut-price labour from overseas, the government will end the 20% going discount for shortage occupations and replace the Shortage Occupation List with a new Immigration Salary List, which will retain a general threshold discount. However, this is under review by The Migration Advisory Committee in order to reduce the number of occupations on the list.

The NHS healthcare surcharge is also to rise to £1,035.00 and this may take place in January 2024.

For those wishing to recruit migrants from abroad, or wishing to bring family members or applying under other categories, it would be prudent to make your applications as soon as possible to ensure that you can comply with the current rules. Once the changes are made, the increased minimum salary requirements could have a detrimental effect on applications given that many jobs (or family members wishing to join their spouse) will not be able to meet the minimum salary threshold.

Should you require any further information or assistance with your applications, please do not hesitate to contact us to ensure that your application can be submitted as swiftly as possible.

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