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£30,000 salary threshold ‘self-defeating’, says Gyimah

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Former science minister Sam Gyimah has lambasted rumoured plans for medium-skilled migrants to have to earn £30,000 a year to work in the UK.

Gyimah said on Twitter that if the UK wanted to “lead the world in the industries of the future, our action must match our ambition”.

He called the £30,000 salary threshold “self-defeating”, saying it would “severely restrict the number of talented young researchers, scientists and innovators who can deploy their talents here for the good of our country”.

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