New changes to Tier 2 to be introduced this autumn

New changes to Tier 2 to be introduced this autumn,A number of small changes to Tier 2 will be introduced in the Autumn as part of the UK VI’s response to the MAC Report late last year.

Here is a brief summary of the main points likely to affect our clients:

  • The minimum salary threshold for Tier 2 (General) “experienced workers” goes up to £25,000 in October and to £30,000 p.a. next April 2017. In reality most NQF Level 6 roles have a minimum salary requirement above £30k anyway.
  • The threshold for Tier 2 (ICT) short-term goes up from £24,800 p.a. to £30,000 p.a. prior to the sub-category being closed in April 2017.
  • The threshold for Tier 2 (ICT) Graduate Trainee goes down from £24,800 p.a. to £23,000 p.a.
  • The Tier 2 (ICT) Skills transfer sub-category will be closed.
  • Tier 2 (ICT) applicants will become liable for the Immigration Health Surcharge

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