Migrant Workers: Pay:Written question - 6765

Asked by Afzal Khan
(Manchester, Gorton)

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 22 January 2020
Home Office
Migrant Workers: Pay
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her policy to remove the £30,000 minimum salary threshold for immigrants wishing to work in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.
Answered by: Kevin Foster
Answered on: 30 June 2020

The Government has published details relating to the UK’s Points-Based Immigration System. Sponsoring employers must pay their workers at least the general salary threshold of £25,600, or the going rate for their particular occupation, whichever is higher. This includes a general salary threshold of £25,600. However, the tradeable points mean a person can earn a lower salary if they are a new entrant to the labour market, working in a job on the Shortage Occupation List or they have a relevant PHD. There is a minimum salary threshold of £20,480.

As recommended by the Migration Advisory Committee for some public sector jobs, the salary will be in line with the occupation’s national pay scale.

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