• Minimum Salary Levels Increased for Tier 2 Workers
  • April 22, 2014
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • The United Kingdom has increased the minimum salary requirements for foreign workers under Tier 2 - the UK’s primary temporary employment category - effective April 6, 2014. The changes broadly parallel salary inflation.

    Employers are required to ensure that Tier 2 foreign nationals earn not less than the higher of the following two options:

    1. The salary threshold for their Tier 2 subcategory, which increased by approximately one percent; or
    2. The published minimum salary for their occupation, which increased by approximately three percent for most occupations.

    The new salary levels apply to all Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship issued after April 6, 2014. Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship are assigned to foreign nationals through the Sponsor Management System online tool.

    What This Means for Employers

    Employers should ensure that all relevant teams and managers are aware of the increase and plan for any effect on budget.