As set out in our recent Brexit Through the HR Lens webinar, the government has pledged to review workers entry criteria to the UK. Currently to enter under the Tier 2 Visa System workers need to fit within-meet the following entry criteria:
- 20,700 Tier 2 Visa can be issued annually to highly skilled workers
- Earn over £30,000 salary threshold
- Specific occupations and skills are eligible for sponsorship
Proposed changes to the £30,000 Salary Cap
As part of the Governments immigration review post leaving the EU, Government officials are meeting this week to set out their immigration reforms, which may include a drop in salary threshold for some workers.
Media sources have been informed that the current £30,000 may be lowered to £25,600 thereby opening up entry for a wide range of roles crucial to support the economic growth of the country.
Workers earning less than the threshold might be allowed to make up “points” elsewhere in order to be granted a visa if they work in a sector with a skills shortage. Points will also be awarded for speaking good English or for having an outstanding educational background.
As soon as government announces any changes, we will update you.
In the meantime, catch up on our Brexit Through the HR Lens Webinar here. We discussed how Brexit is expected to affect HR and employment in the UK. We also gave attendees practical tips on how to mitigate any risk to them, their people and their businesses.
HR for Small Businesses – Why Bother?
Our next webinar, titled HR for Small Businesses – Why Bother? will be on the 5th March.
You will learn from joining this webinar:
– Why HR is needed in a small business and how it adds value
– How your requirements as a small business will evolve as you grow and change
– How looking after your team will result in better performance and productivity
– New employment law coming into force in 2020
What we will cover on the webinar:
– Dispelling some common myths
– What does HR do?
– The cost of DIY
– The evolution of a business and it’s workforce
– What’s new for 2020