Increase to salary threshold for tier 2 migrant workers to £25,000

Implementation date: 24 November 2016

The minimum salary that employers sponsoring migrant workers under tier 2 of the points-based immigration system must pay to experienced workers is to increase. This change is being phased in with an increase to £25,000 for all certificates of sponsorship assigned by tier 2 sponsors from 24 November 2016, rising to £30,000 from April 2017. The minimum threshold for new entrants will remain at £20,800.

Nurses, radiographers, paramedics and secondary school teachers in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science and Mandarin are exempt from the increases until July 2019.