Britain restricts visas for foreign workers
LONDON | Britain’s government says migrant workers will in the future need to earn at least $56,000 to qualify for a visa permitting them to settle in the U.K.
Immigration Minister Damian Green announced Wednesday the change in migration rules, aimed at cutting from 60,000 to 20,000 the number of foreign workers and their dependents granted settlement each year.
Currently, no limit on earnings is imposed.
Britain also has imposed tougher limits on the number of non-europeans allowed to work in the U.K. and slashed visas for overseas students.