Migration Advisory Committee Announces Review of Tier 2 Minimum Salary Thresholds – Urgent Call for Evidence

    View Author June 2015
    On 10 June 2015 the Home Secretary commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), an independent, non-departmental public body that advises the Government on migration to conduct a review of the Tier 2 route with the view to further reducing non-EEA migration to the UK. The MAC has been commissioned to:
    • conduct a review of Tier 2 salary thresholds by 21 July 2015 with a view to increasing minimum thresholds across all Tier 2 categories by the autumn; and
    • conduct a wider review of the Tier 2 routes by mid-December 2015
    In response to the first part of its commission, the MAC announced on 18 June 2015 an open call for evidence regarding minimum salary thresholds for all Tier 2 categories, individual occupations, experienced and new entrant rates, with a deadline of 3 July 2015 for responses. A separate call for evidence regarding a wider review of Tier 2 is expected imminently (as early as late June/early July) with responses required by September.