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Study warns against salary thresholds for social scientists

The proposed retention of the £30,000 salary threshold for skilled migrants to gain visas to enter the UK after Brexit risks locking the door to talented social scientists, a report has warned.

Many fixed-term staff in the social sciences are early-career academics or skilled research assistants, and are unlikely to be earning a salary above that level, according to the Campaign for Social Science.

In a report published on 25 October, the campaign group highlights the guidance issued in the latest Migration Advisory Committee report, which called for a regime allowing migration for skilled individuals, but with no preference for European Economic Area nationals and maintaining a salary threshold of £30,000.

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