Sunak govt takes ‘radical action’ to reduce migration in the UK. What we know of new work visa rules
The new rules have faced backlash from sectors such as healthcare, which is already experiencing staff shortages, and concerns have been raised about potential economic headwinds and inflation.
Rishi Sunak’s government has significantly raised the salary requirement for work visa applicants, among other factors. The tightening of immigration rules aims to reduce net migration ahead of a general election expected next year.
“The British people will always do the right thing by those in need," Cleverly said. “But they also — and they are absolutely right to want to — reduce overall immigration numbers, not only by stopping the boats and shutting down the illegal routes, but by a well-managed, reduction in legal migration too."
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