Reports of a reduction in the visa salary threshold for skilled migrant workers

February 09, 2020

Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:

Reports in the Sunday press claim that a complex points system and a minimum salary of £25,600 are to be the basis of the post-Brexit immigration regime. But the reality is that these proposals are likely to provide easy routes for employers to bring in unlimited numbers paying as little as £17,920 per year without even advertising jobs in the UK first.

No mention of any limits or of any intention to reduce overall net migration. This is bad news for home-grown workers and for training our own, and hugely disappointing to the 30 million people who were looking for lower levels of immigration. There is little hope of this if such measures are introduced.

The government has clearly caved into seductive pleas and huge pressure from employers who stand to benefit most from the continuing flow of cheaper labour.

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