Immigration measures give cause for serious concern
06 Dec 2023
“The Home Secretary’s immigration measures announced this week give cause for serious concern. Raising the salary threshold for skilled workers to a level above the average salaries for post-doctoral researchers and technicians in the UK is totally counterproductive to the Government’s ambitions of being a science superpower.
“While Global Talent Visas are not subject to the salary threshold, not all scientists and researchers are able to use this route to come to the UK. These proposed changes, combined with big increases in visa costs earlier this year, run the risk that the UK becomes a less and less attractive destination for the world’s brightest and best talent.”
The Government has announced that it is to increase the immigration health surcharge.
The Campaign for Science and Engineering’s (CaSE’s) latest report looks at the skills needs of a more innovative and research intensive UK.
CaSE has published ‘Inspiring Innovation’, a briefing putting forward recommendations for the UK and devolved governments to enable them to provide high-quality science education in primary and secondary schools across the UK.
CaSE has added its support to a cross-sector call on government to create an immigration system that attracts global research & innovation talent.