The Home Secretary has announced plans to reduce family, study, and work-related immigration in response to record levels of net migration (745,000 in 2022).
The five-point plan, which will come into effect in Spring 2024, includes:
- Migrant workers will need to earn at least £38,700
- Overseas care workers cannot bring family members
- Minimum income for spouse and partner visas to rise to £38,700
- Scrapping the 20% salary reduction for jobs on the shortage occupation list
- Review of the graduate visa route
- NHS surcharge to increase to £1,035 per year (previously announced)
The announcement has drawn social media dismay, particularly due to the substantial increase in the minimum income requirement.
Worried about the upcoming migration changes?