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Subject:Home Office pay threshold bollocks
Time:09:50 pm
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https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/118060

In April (2016) the Home Office and Theresa May are introducing a pay threshold for people to remain here, after already working here for 5 years. This only affects non-EU citizens that earn under £35,000 a year, which unfairly discriminates against charity workers, nurses, students and others.

This ridiculous measure is only going to affect 40,000 people who have already been living and working in the UK for 5 years, contributing to our culture and economy. It will drive more workers from the NHS and people from their families. This empty gesture will barely affect the immigration statistics. It's a waste of time, money and lives.

This is the first time the UK has discriminated against low-earners. £35k is an unreasonably high threshold. The UK will lose thousands of skilled workers.

Petition against it here:

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/118060
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curiouswombat
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Time:2016-01-24 10:34 am (UTC)
Signed - it is at over 85,000 now.
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ffutures
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Time:2016-01-24 01:05 pm (UTC)
It will be interesting to see what happens - it's got to get 100,000 signatures, I think that's a certainty, not sure whether they keep it going after that to gauge public reaction.
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thorkell
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Time:2016-01-24 04:44 pm (UTC)
Out of curiosity, what kind of job would one have to have to earn £35,000 a year? Does a teacher or police officer earn that much per year?
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ffutures
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Time:2016-01-24 09:04 pm (UTC)
Police - starts on £19K in London, but I think it's more complicated because there are allowances for accommodation and uniform. The actual pay scale has eight points (0-7), you have to be on point 7 to be above 35k.

Teacher - starts on £22K, more if you're in London, I think it would take a long time and several promotions to get above 35K.
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