UK Government's 5 Points Plan Of Changes To UK Immigration Laws From Spring 2024

In an announcement made on 4 December 2023, the Home Secretary James Cleverly said a new five-point plan will be introduced that will take effect in Spring 2024.

  1. New Minimum Salary Theshold For Skilled Workers: The minimum salary for foreign skilled workers raised from £26,200 to £38,700 (though the health and care sector will be exempt).
  2. New Income Requirement For Spouse Visa UK: The minimum income requirement for a spouse or family visa raised from £18,600 to £38,700.
  3. No Dependants For Care Workers: A ban on care workers bringing dependents to the UK and a requirement for care firms to be registered with the Care Quality Commission to sponsor visas.
  4. Changes To The Shortage Occupations List: Reform of the Shortage Occupation List and the ending of the 20% going rate salary discount for shortage occupations.
  5. Tigtening Of Rules For Students: A tightening of the rules on students bringing family members to the UK, plus a full review of the graduate visa route by the Migration Advisory Committee.


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