New immigration rules threaten UK's STEM workforce

Higher minimum salary threshold is 'huge own goal'

Tom Allen
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New immigration rules threaten UK's STEM workforce

The UK government has raised the minimum salary threshold for overseas workers by nearly 50%, threatening research teams hoping to bring in foreign talent.

The new threshold stands at £36,700: almost half again as high as the old requirement of £26,200. The move is intended to encourage businesses to "look to British talent first and invest in their w...

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