Freeze on annual limit of non-EU workers comes into force

Implementation date: 6 April 2012

The Government has announced a freeze on the annual limit of the number of non-EU workers permitted to enter the UK under the tier 2 general category of the points-based system until 2014. It has also confirmed a lower salary requirement for these workers. The statement of changes (PDF format, 1.18MB) to immigration rules can be viewed on the UK Border Agency website.