UK to Drop £30,000 Earnings Threshold for EU Migrants Post-Brexit

UK may scrap earnings threshold for MigrantsUK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has called upon the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to review the proposals included in UK’s immigration White Paper released late 2018 which featured a £30,000 minimum salary threshold for EU migrants post-Brexit. According to the 2018 proposals, some migrants from the EU will have to earn a minimum of £30,000 as a requirement to settle in the U.K, bringing immigration from the bloc at per with immigration from the rest of the world. Since the unveiling of the proposals, there has been widespread criticism and call on the government to embrace a more flexible method on immigration Post Brexit. Mr. Javid has responded to the calls as he advised the MAC to ponder on allowing companies to pay the current rates for EU recruits after Brexit. He is quoted to have also informed the group to consider setting regional wage limits across the UK. The government will do extensive consultation this year before deciding on the minimum salary threshold, the Home Secretary said.

A Good Start

Director of Communications at the Federation of Master Builders, Sarah McMonagle, has lauded the Home Secretary's decision to ditch what she called London-centric salary threshold calling it a victory for common sense. She said this is an excellent point to start the review of a bill that has many deficiencies. She urged the government also to reassess the skills threshold, suggesting it is reduced from level 3 to 2 explaining that a larger percentage of construction workers in the UK are trained to level 2. The UK will need significant numbers of foreign workers to meet its workers needs even as the country looks to increase domestic workforce training. To get your possible Immigration options, approach Immigration News now, and we will also evaluate your profile with our Immigration experts and advise you whether you are qualified to apply or not.

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