Migrant Workers: Nurses:Written question - 237011

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Asked by Kevin Brennan
(Cardiff West)
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Asked on: 26 March 2019
Home Office
Migrant Workers: Nurses
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the salary exemption for nurses under Tier 2 visa rules will apply to EEA citizens after the UK leaves the EU.
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Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 01 April 2019

We have been clear that we want all EU nationals, including those working in the NHS and the care sector, to stay in the UK after we leave the EU.

In their report, EEA migration in the UK, the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) recommended maintaining the existing system of salary thresholds.

The Government has been clear that we will undertake an extensive programme of engagement with a wide range of stakeholders across the UK, including with the private, public and voluntary sector and local government, as well as industry representatives and individual businesses before taking a final decision on the level of salary thresholds.

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