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Migration salary Impact in London (3)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 16th March 2020.

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What impact would the Government’s proposed £25,600 salary threshold have on the social care sector in London?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

According to IPPR’s research, 66 per cent of Health and Social Work roles will be ineligible for the new points-based system.

GLA Economics recently published research on the potential impacts of new immigration policies in London, drawing on data provided by the Office for National Statistics:

Current Issues Note 58 shows that most roles within ‘Caring personal services’ will become ineligible for visas if the skilled worker route only covers occupations at RQF level 3 and above. Although some senior roles within the social care sector could still be eligible for work visas subject to the minimum salary threshold, the numbers of jobs in these roles in London was too low for detailed analysis of salary thresholds to be undertaken.