Government reduces minimum salary for migrants to settle in UK from £35,800 to £25,600 from Dec 1 – UKMALAYALEE

Government reduces minimum salary for migrants to settle in UK from £35,800 to £25,600 from Dec 1

Sunday 25 October 2020 9:44 PM UTC

LONDON October 26: Migrants will no longer need to earn a minimum salary of £35,800 to settle in the UK, the Home Office has confirmed.

Ministers quietly ditched the rule, with the threshold now lowered to £25,600. Unskilled migrants on salaries of £20,480 but with enough points to qualify to take jobs in the UK where there is a shortage of workers, will also be entitled to settle after six years and become citizens. The rule change came under Boris Johnson’s new points-based immigration system published on Thursday.

It will come into force on December 1. Experts who spotted the change said it was the ‘final nail in the coffin’ for the Conservatives’ old target to get annual net migration down to the tens of thousands.

Unskilled migrants on salaries of £20,480 but with enough points to qualify to take jobs in the UK where there is a shortage of workers, will also be entitled to settle after six years and become citizens.

The rules, which come into force on 1 December, were published on Thursday by the Home Office, with the general threshold lowered to £25,600 as the government tacitly acknowledged the essential contribution that lower paid migrant workers make to the UK.

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