Rcos points drop to the lowest in 8 months

The number of points which is required in order secure a Restrictive Certificate of Sponsorship (RCos) has dropped to its lowest level since December 2017 – 21 points.

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The number of points which is required in order secure a Restrictive Certificate of Sponsorship (RCos) has dropped to its lowest level since December 2017 – 21 points.

This means that RCos requests with salaries as low as £20,800 (for new entrants*) were eligible to be granted this month, a stark difference to the average salary applicants had to show since the beginning of 2018, which consistently hovered around £50,000.

This news should bode well for many hopeful applicants from outside the EU who have been waiting several months to secure sponsorship and apply for tier 2 visas to enter the United Kingdom. Engineers, IT professionals and teachers, possess the a much desired skillset and their employment is in demand in the UK, but however their salary for their respective industries have made securing a Restrictive Certificate of Sponsorship an impossible task in 2018.

On 8th July 2018, doctors and nurses were removed from the monthly quota as the NHS heaved under the pressure from a lack of medical professionals. This change will provide a much needed boost to the NHS.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid said:

“I recognise the pressures faced by the NHS and other sectors in recent months. Doctors and nurses play a vital role in society and at this time we need more in the UK. That is why I have reviewed our skilled worker visa route.”

Prior to July 2018, demand from the NHS accounted for 40% of all Tier 2 places.

This welcomed change is expected to free up to 8000 visas a year and we hope to see the doors to the UK remain open to attract the brightest and the best talent the world has to offer. 

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