0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

changes to immigration rules coming into force in November 2016

9 November 2016

A number of changes to the immigration rules will come into force on 24 November 2016, including:

Tier 2 (general):
  • the salary for experienced workers increases to £25,000. An exemption will exist for specified medical and teaching posts until July 2019 and those sponsored before 24 November provided they apply to extend their stay under that category
  • nurses will be retained on the shortage occupation list but a RLMT will be required.

Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer - ICT):

  • the skills transfer sub-category will close to new applicants
  • the salary for new short term ICT applicants is increased to £30,000.

English language:

  • applicants will need to submit an official document from UK NARIC to rely on a degree obtained in a non-majority English speaking country.

Out of time applications for further leave to remain:

These will only be considered if submitted within 14 days of expiry of leave and there must be a good reason for the overstay.

Employers with a Tier 2 sponsor licence are advised to review their current migrant workers and anticipated recruitment from overseas, especially with a view to the potential impact of the increased salary thresholds, which are expected to increase again in April 2017.

related opinions

Lateral flow daily contact testing paused

Following last week’s Guardian article about the concerns over lateral flow daily testing for those identified as having been a close contact of a person testing positive for Covid-19, Public Health England (PHE) and NHS Test and Trace (NHSTT) have published a position statement to recommend that daily contact testing in schools will be paused.

View blog

The lateral flow testing of university students

Guidance for students returning to, and starting higher education, in spring term 2021 requires universities to set a clear expectation that all students should access Covid-19 testing on their return to university.

View blog

Lateral flow testing in schools

Lateral flow testing is underway in schools across England to provide rapid Covid-19 testing of staff and students in secondary schools and colleges.

View blog

Immigration rules post Brexit

Free movement between the UK and the EU ended on 31 December 2020. Since 1 January 2021, a new points-based immigration system applies to all migrants wanting to come to the UK, whether they are EU citizens or not.

View blog

mailing list sign up



Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up