UK to set new minimum salary for migrants to qualify

Reduced UK minimum salaries for migrants

The UK government has reduced the minimum salary by almost 30% for migrants to work in UK and to settle in the country. The £35,800 that was earlier fixed has been revised to a lower amount.

Migrants will be entitled to settle once 6 years are completed after migration and become citizens if they have:

  • Salaries of £20,480
  • Enough points under the new points system for immigration to qualify for jobs that have a shortage of workers

The new rules will come into force on December 1, 2020. These rules were published on October 22, 2020, by the Home Office. The general threshold under the new rules will be lowered to £25,600. The contribution to the country made by migrant workers working at lower levels for lower payhas been acknowledged by the UK government.

The old £35,800 was introduced by Theresa May in 2011. She was home secretary at that time, making efforts to meet the targets on limiting net migration that was set by David Cameron.

Now, Boris Johnson has made this move reprising the core message of EU Vote Leave’s 2016 EU Referendum campaign. His aim is to appeal to the undecided Eurosceptic voters existing in Labor party marginals.

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