Published 13th July
This statement includes information on:
- the requirements of the points-based system
- salary and skills thresholds for skilled workers
- a route for students and graduates
- who can apply
- visiting the UK
- other immigration routes
According to The Home secretary:
“The health and care visa will provide an easier route for health professionals to work in the UK, but won’t include social care workers.
“We want employers to invest more in training and development for care workers in this country,” the prime minister’s official spokesperson said during a press briefing.
“On care workers specifically, our independent migration advisers have said that immigration is not the sole answer here, which is why we have provided councils with an additional £1.5bn of funding for social care in 2021-22, as well as launching a new recruitment campaign.”
You can read the statement as an online pdf here (opens in a new tab)
You can read more about the exclusion of care workers in the Guardian here (opens in a new tab)