Foreign worker salary threshold rises to £38,700 as part of government clampdown (Sky News)

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    Foreign worker salary threshold rises to £38,700 as part of government clampdown – By Tim Baker (Sky News) / Dec 4, 2023

    Home Secretary James Cleverly’s plan comes amid Tory anger at the latest thwarting of the Rwanda deportation scheme in the courts and net migration hitting 745,000 last year.

    A new five-point plan to cut immigration has been announced by the government, which includes banning care workers from bringing over their families and raising the minimum salary for a skilled worker visa.

    James Cleverly has come under pressure since becoming home secretary three weeks ago to show he is taking a hard line on immigration.

    Conservatives are angry about the latest thwarting of the Rwanda deportation scheme in the courts and net migration hitting 745,000 last year.

    Today’s five-point plan – which is “more robust” than any previous government’s stance on migration, according to Mr Cleverly – includes measures on health and care visas, skilled worker visas, family visas, the shortage occupation list and student visas.

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