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What Are The New Rules For Business Immigration In 2024 - Update

In December 2023, The Government announced that there would be an increase in the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) fee and the minimum salary level threshold would be increasing.

The new IHS fee will be as follows:

  • From £624 per year per person to £1,035 per year per person (adults).
  • From £470 per year per person to £776 per person for under 18-year-olds.

This was going to take effect from 16 January, but should happen earliest 30/31 January 2024 or early February 2024. The Government is set to debate the increase on 10 January 2024, we will keep you updated.

The changes to the to the ‘minimum salary threshold’ are as follows:

An increase in the minimum salary level threshold for skilled workers by 48% from £26,200 to £38,700 per year, starting from Spring 2024.

On 21 December 2023 The Government confirmed the following:

  • The new salary threshold of £38,700 is set to be implemented on/just after April 2024
  • Those already in the skilled worker route will not be subject to the £38,700 salary threshold when they change employment, extend or settle
  • Care workers and senior care workers who are already in the UK prior to the change in rules will be able to continue to bring their dependants to the UK
  • Those coming to the UK on the Health and Social Care visa route will be exempted from the new salary threshold
  • The current shortage occupation list will remain in place until the new salary threshold is put in place.

How Can WorkPermitCloud Help?

In light of the increasingly stringent UK immigration rules, companies aiming to hire talent from overseas are advised to act promptly before the implementation of new regulations. WorkPermitCloud stands ready to assist businesses in navigating these changes effectively. We can streamline the process by providing expert guidance on essential aspects such as sponsor license applications, skilled worker visa and family visa applications. Contact us at 02080872343 or email info@workpermitcloud.co.ukworkpermitcloud.co.uk


Md Lutfur Rahman FCILEx

Immigration Advisor and Commissioner of Oath

Managing Director

Work Permit Cloud Limited

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