Migrant Workers: NHS:Written question - 66866

(Central Ayrshire)
Asked on: 07 March 2017
Department for Education
Migrant Workers: NHS
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether exemptions from the immigration skills charge will be available to NHS employers.
Answered by: Robert Halfon
Answered on: 15 March 2017

Exemptions from the Immigration Skills Charge for employers were announced on 24 March 2016. These include exemptions for employers of specified occupations skilled to PhD level and individuals switching from a Tier 4 student visa to Tier 2 (General). All employers, including the NHS, who recruit workers through the Tier 2 skilled worker route will benefit from these exemptions.

We have not estimated the potential annual cost of the charge to providers. The cost will depend on employer use of the Tier 2 skilled worker route. The Government has no plans to reimburse the cost of the Immigration Skills Charge for any employer.

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