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Chief scientist’s analysis reveals impacts of £30k salary cap

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Internal report shows concern over current visa system and negative impacts of £30k salary threshold

Work by the government’s own chief scientist shows that maintaining the current £30,000 salary threshold for researchers coming to work in the UK will damage universities and businesses, Research Professional News can reveal.

“A £30,000 salary threshold would…likely impact the recruitment of key early- and mid-career science, research and innovation roles,” says an analysis prepared by Government Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance for science minister Chris Skidmore.

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