Salary requirement for tier 2 workers introduced

Implementation date: 6 April 2016

Skilled migrant workers who apply to settle in the UK from April 2016 under the tier 2 general and sportsperson categories of the points-based system are required to earn at least £35,000 (or the appropriate amount for their job, if higher). Migrant workers who entered the UK as PhD-level scientists or shortage occupations are exempt.