Changes to UK Immigration Rules: Salary

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 12 October 2023
Rob Tubman
A&L Goodbody Northern Ireland LLP
Issues covered: Immigration

From 12 April 2023, minimum salary thresholds and going rates increased for a number of visa routes. These changes reflect the upcoming increases in UK National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates.

By far the most popular working visa since the inception of the UK's new immigration system in 2021, the Skilled Worker visa, requires applicants to meet a series of eligibility criteria, including minimum salary requirements.

While there are some exceptions, broadly, an applicant must be paid the minimum salary for the particular job role. Currently that is the higher of:

  • £25,600 per annum
  • £10.10 per hour
  • The 'going rate' set by the Home Office for the particular job role.

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This article is correct at 12/10/2023

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Rob Tubman
A&L Goodbody Northern Ireland LLP

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