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UK Government are expected to announce new measures to cut legal migration – including a higher minimum salary for skilled workers




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The UK government is set to announce new plans aimed at reducing legal migration, reports Sky.

As part of these measures, the minimum salary threshold for foreign workers will be increased.

Home Secretary James Cleverly is expected to reveal in the Commons that the minimum salary requirement for a skilled foreign worker will be raised from £26,200 to over £35,000, reports Sky.

This comes after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak faced criticism from senior members of his own party for failing to bring down migration numbers, despite a Conservative 2019 manifesto pledge to do so.

Revised estimates from the ONS show that net migration to the UK in the year to December 2022 reached a record-breaking 745,000, reports Sky.

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