Managing net migration has remained a concern for the UK government. In order to take control of net migration, the UK government plans to set a new approach by elevating the salary threshold for foreign workers. Let’s find out more about this in this article.
According to the new proposal, foreign workers coming to Britain would be required to earn a minimum of £30,000. The current salary threshold for skilled workers is set at £26,200, but the proposal is to increase this to about the median wage of £33,000.
Moreover, it is still not certain if the UK will have limits on the number of foreign care workers and the migration of dependents permitted into the country. However, these proposals are still awaiting finalization and can be expected before the release of the forthcoming net migration data.
The UK net migration has been huge and is projected to stay at an average of 500,000 for the year ending June 2023. This is quite a rise compared to the pre-Brexit levels. The peak was reached at 637,000 in September 2022 and dropped to 606,000 as of December 2022. The numbers are expected to decrease once more due to the repatriation of foreign students and Ukrainian refugees returning home.
Robert Jenrick, the immigration minister, and Suella Braverman, the former home secretary, have spearheaded the push for these migration proposals. Jenrick has previously raised concerns about the inability of the government to reduce net migration and considers that to be a betrayal of the British public’s expectations.
We hope you found this information helpful. Follow our blogs for the latest updates and informative content on UK immigration.