The UK Government has announced a package of legislation to reduce immigration to the UK which is likely to hit many firms employing non-resident tech talent to fill skills gaps. These changes will have a significant effect on salaries those sponsoring staff on a Skilled Worker visa will have to pay.

For example, there is a current shortage of programmers and software developers in the UK. They can be sponsored on Skilled Worker visas so long as they are paid a minimum of £27,200. From 4 April, new programmers applying for the visa would have to be paid the new going rate of £49,430. Another example is Electrical Engineer – the current £31,440 salary they would have to be paid will rise to £53,488 if applying for a visa after 4 April.

Another headline-grabbing measure will see the minimum income threshold for resident staff to bring a partner to the UK gradually increasing to £38,700.

Join a techUK seminar on how best to prepare for these upcoming changes, who they are likely to affect and other options tech firms and innovators may be able to use such as the new Innovator Founder and Scale-up visas.

This will be an opportunity to find out about the key changes and dates you need to know about and ask any questions you may have about them.