WHO WE WOULD LOSE
"I will be forced to leave my school, my friends, my cat. I would be leaving the love of my life - I don't want to leave my life. Why should I be sent home over an arbitrary threshold? In two years time I'l have been in the UK for nine years. I will have paid £56,000 into the university system. £108,000 in rent. I will have been teaching British teenagers for six years. But I will not be making 35k. I can't imagine changing my career to suit monetary need when I love my job."
"I manage the Refugee Support & International Family Tracing services for a British charity but because the refuge support field (despite what some might think) is a shrinking one, I’m very unlikely to be earning £35k any time soon."
-Lily, Service Manager
"I started working for the NHS 4 and half years ago at a senior position. I even own my flat here in London. Because of this 35k rule I might have to leave my job, flat and relocate to a different country. More importantly I have not used public funds in any form during my stay here so far."
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Tier 2 General Skilled Workers who do not earn £35,000 p/a after being in the UK for 5 years will face being deported when their visa expires.