Petition Cancel increase to minimum income requirement for Skilled Worker and Family visa

We want the Government to cancel plans to raise the minimum salary requirement for Family and Skilled Worker Visas to £38,700.

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The Government should welcome legal immigrants who contribute to the workforce and tax income of this nation. Families could be torn apart under this new plan, and it will mean the majority of UK citizens don't earn enough to bring a foreign spouse to the UK.

We believe this policy is a vain effort to conceal failings on immigration and other policies.

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Income thresholds for spouse visas debated by MPs

MPs debated minimum income thresholds for partner and spousal visas on 23 April 2024.

The debate was led by Paul Blomfield MP.

The Minister for Legal Migration and the Border, Tom Pursglove MP, responded on behalf of the Government.

The debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee and held in Westminster Hall.

What is a Westminster Hall debate?

Westminster Hall is the second chamber of the House of Commons. Westminster Hall debates give MPs an opportunity to raise local and national issues and receive a response from a government minister. Westminster Hall debates are general debates that do not end in a vote.

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What is the Backbench Business Committee?

The Backbench Business Committee is a group of MPs who can schedule debates for backbenchers (MPs who aren’t ministers or shadow ministers) either in the House of Commons Chamber or Westminster Hall.

MPs can make a request for a debate on a topic of their choice, to the Backbench Business Committee, which decides which debates to schedule.

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