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Visas: Nurses

Home Office written question – answered on 28th March 2019.

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Photo of Clive Lewis Clive Lewis Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the salary exemption for nurses on Tier 2 visas will remain his policy after the UK leaves the EU; and what plans he has to extend that exemption to EEA citizens.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

We have been clear that we want all EU nationals, including those working in the NHS and the care sector, to stay in the UK after we leave the EU.

In their report, EEA migration in the UK, the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) recommended maintaining the existing system of salary thresholds.

The Government has been clear that we will undertake an extensive programme of engagement with a wide range of stakeholders across the UK, including with the private, public and voluntary sector and local government, as well as industry representatives and individual businesses before taking a final decision on the level of salary thresholds.

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