The recent announcement of United Kingdom to change the immigration rules for the migrant workers has certainly caused tremors among the immigrant workers. The Indian government concerning the immigration rules said it was in touch with UK government about the issue, said VK singh, minister of state for overseas Indian affairs.
Ascertaining that the new visa rules would impact Indian nurses in the UK due the recent introduction of salary threshold of 35000 Euros per annum in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
Around 30,000 nurses from India and non-European countries working in British state-funded National Health Service would be impacted by the new rules and forced to leave the United Kingdom under the new immigration rules.
The recently announced the United Kingdom new visa rules on Tier-2 category of immigrants visa from non-European countries raises the salary threshold to 35,000 Euros mostly impacting the chefs and nurses in that country.
India is the second largest country sourcing nurses to UK after the Philippines. On an average, nurses in the UK earn a salary between 21,000 to 28,000 Euros.