Migration salary Impact in London (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2020-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2020
Reference: 
2020/1284
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What impact would the Government’s proposed £25,600 salary threshold have on the social care sector in London?

Answer

Migration salary Impact in London (3)

Migration salary Impact in London (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

According to IPPR’s research, 66 per cent of Health and Social Work roles will be ineligible for the new points-based system.

GLA Economics recently published research on the potential impacts of new immigration policies in London, drawing on data provided by the Office for National Statistics:

https://www.london.gov.uk/business-and-economy-publications/potential-impacts-skills-based-immigration-policies-london

Current Issues Note 58 shows that most roles within ‘Caring personal services’ will become ineligible for visas if the skilled worker route only covers occupations at RQF level 3 and above. Although some senior roles within the social care sector could still be eligible for work visas subject to the minimum salary threshold, the numbers of jobs in these roles in London was too low for detailed analysis of salary thresholds to be undertaken.