Global Payroll Association – Call for lower visa salary threshold after Brexit welcomed by employers

Feb 10, 2020

Published 6 February 2020

In response to the Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) recommendations at the end of January, Global Payroll Association spoke to their members for their reactions.

Global Payroll Association found that the report and it’s recommendations were broadly welcomed by employer groups.

Jonathan Beech – managing director of Migrate UK – said some sectors would definitely fare better under the recommendations than others. He said the construction sector would benefit from including a number of job roles in a proposal to lower the skill level necessary to apply for vacancies: including carpenters, joiners and window fitters. Hospitality would reportedly be unlikely to benefit, the salary threshold of £25,600 is still high for the sector.

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