NHS: Migrant Workers:Written question - 69080

Q
(Glasgow Central)
Asked on: 24 March 2017
Home Office
NHS: Migrant Workers
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with NHS Scotland on the income thresholds for Tier 2 visas.
A
Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill
Answered on: 30 March 2017

The Government commissioned the independent Migration Advisory Committee to undertake a comprehensive review of the Tier 2 route in June 2015. In carrying out its review, the MAC issued two public calls for evidence (from 18 June to 2 July 2015 and from 2 July to 24 September 2015) and consulted extensively with over 200 organisations, including professional bodies in the health sector across all parts of the UK.

The changes we are making to Tier 2 salary thresholds, which will come into effect on 6 April 2017, therefore reflect the latest evidence provided by the MAC and are measured and balanced. They will contribute to the Government’s objective of reducing net migration to sustainable levels and to incentivise employers to up-skill and train resident workers, whilst making sure they can continue to access the workers they need to

More information about the organisations the MAC consulted can be found through the MAC reports at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/review-of-tier-2-analysis-of-salary-thresholds

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/migration-advisory-committee-mac-review-tier-2-migration

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