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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: Scientists more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps his Department has taken through the immigration system to ensure that the UK can attract and retain scientific talent at all career stages. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 274427 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>On 24 June 2019, the Government asked the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to consider the operation of salary thresholds in the future immigration system, including the impact of exemptions from minimum salary thresholds. The MAC is due to report by January 2020.</p><p>We recognise the vital contribution that scientists make to the UK. In his spring statement, my Rt Hon Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, confirmed that PhD level occupations would be exempt from the Tier 2 cap. Additionally, researchers applying for settlement are exempt from the rule which states that, there should be no absence from the UK for 180 days if the absence from the UK is for the purpose carrying out research. A number of research roles also appear on the Shortage Occupation List which also exempts them from the settlement salary threshold</p><p>The Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route is also available for internationally recognised leaders and promising future leaders, including in the science and research sector.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 274426 remove filter
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less than 2019-07-11T15:24:32.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:24:32.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake remove filter