Tuesday 28 January 2020 / 10:31 AM Diane Abbott / Immigration

Government tying itself in knots over skilled workers and immigration – Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to the Migration Advisory Committee’s recommendation to the Government to lower the salary threshold for skilled workers, said:

“The government is tying itself in knots, with the Prime Minister saying there won’t be a salary threshold and the Home Secretary saying there will. Even a lower salary cap won’t help recruit the hospital staff we need, the social care workers or many of the new recruits to private businesses.

“We need a system based on treating people and their families decently who come here with firm job offers, whatever their pay level.”