Non EU migrants living in London

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2106
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The Government have moved the goalposts for non EU migrants living in the UK, which will disproportionally affect those living London. From this year , non-EEA workers will need to earn at least £35,000 to settle in the UK for longer than six years unless they are working in a PhD-level occupation or a job which is on the Shortage Occupation List. Will you make representations to both the Home Secretary and Immigration Minister over the new legislation, so that those who came to settle in London under the then rules are not disadvantaged by an ex post facto rule change? 

http://news.sky.com/story/1698985/oz-anger-at-visa-changes-for-non-eu-workers  

https://player.vimeo.com/video/162272132?autoplay=1

Answer

Answer for Non EU migrants living in London

Answer for Non EU migrants living in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I value the important contribution of Alyson Frazierk and many others who have come to London to study and work. This is a great city for creative, talented people from around the world and they enrich the lives of all Londoners. It is important that Tier 2 supports the growth of London's creative sector.

The settlement pay threshold changes were introduced in April 2016. I am unable to comment on individual cases but will ask my officers to review the impact of the changes on London.