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Warning as migrants could earn more than Brits doing the same job under new visa rules | UK | News

Warning as migrants could earn more than Brits doing the same job under new visa rules | UK | News

New visa salary requirements put Britons at risk of being paid less than migrant counterparts doing the same job, legal experts have warned. Changes to immigration rules set to be gradually introduced from March include a drastically hiked salary threshold for skilled workers to £38,700. Home Secretary James Cleverly has said the Government’s immigration plan will deliver the “biggest ever reduction” in the number of people arriving in Britain from overseas. But experts have warned the increase in the salary threshold to £38,700 threatens to create a situation where companies struggling to overcome labour shortages pay foreign employees more than British ones. Rose Carey, a partner specialising in business immigration at City law firm Charles Russell Speechlys, said employers might find themselves in a position at odds with the Government. She told the Telegraph: “You could end up with this situation where you have UK workers on £30,000 to £33,000 and then you have workers from overseas on £38,700.” Paul McGrath, a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, said the policy change could bring unintended …