London First: Lower salary threshold to avoid recruitment cliff-edge
24 June 2019
Commenting on the Home Office announcement that it has asked the Migration Advisory Committee to review and advise on salary thresholds for the future immigration system, Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive at London First, said:
“The Home Secretary has heeded our call for a review of the salary threshold for overseas workers. With firms already having to deal with chronic skills shortages, the Migration Advisory Committee must now reduce its recommended £30,000 salary threshold to ensure the economy can access the skills its needs.
“It should set a new threshold in line with the London Living Wage at £20,850, which would ensure we can attract the talent we need from around the globe, avoid a recruitment cliff edge and ensure workers are decently paid.”
Become a member
Our members include over 200 of the capital’s leading employers across a wide range of sectors, with a common commitment to our capital.