Damaging Brexit salary threshold could be scrapped

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RIBA welcomes Home Secretary’s post-Brexit rethink

The RIBA has welcomed news that the home secretary is considering lowering an immigrant salary threshold which it had warned would be a disaster for the profession.

Sajid Javid has reportedly written to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) telling it to reconsider the £30,000 salary test.

This was proposed in the government’s immigration white paper published in December but was immediately criticised by opponents fearing its impact on sectors such as architecture, construction and the NHS.

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