At the beginning of April, the government introduced a new ruling for Tier 2 visa changes which means most non-EU migrants in the UK on a Tier 2 visa now have to earn a minimum £35,000 salary in order to qualify for settlement in the country. Anyone from outside the EU who has come to the UK on a Tier 2 visa since April 2011 now faces deportation.
Chetal Patel, who is an associate in our Immigration department, believes the new salary requirement is going to “undoubtedly cause difficulty for start-ups and small businesses in the UK”.
She continues by expressing concern that the changes may "leave businesses with little choice than to hire from a pool of settled workers who may not have the necessary specialist skills and/or experience that the start-up requires, therefore impacting on future prospects of the business.”
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Posted on 12/04/2016 in BWB In The MediaBack to Knowledge