This has been revealed by a British Indian Labor MP, Keith Vaz.
High annual earning limit restricting many Indian Chefs--New UK immigration rules for UK Tier 2 skilled immigrants from non-EU (European Union) nations will make it mandatory for chefs wanting to work in the UK to earn atleast £30,000 each year, Vaz quotes.
And this compulsory requirement of earning for aspiring UK skilled migrants will restrict a large number of Indian chefs from getting employment in the UK, he adds. He worried that the new rules have already hit a large number of Indian restaurants located in the UK.
Changed UK immigration norms mean denial of UK PR—As per changed rules for UK immigration, all migrants hailing from non-EU nations wanting to get employed as chefs in the UK must possess a minimum qualifications of graduate level. In addition, they must have atleast five years experience in the related field.
And another requirement has been added for aspiring UK migrants by UK immigration minister Damian Green a week ago.
Green has asked for an annual pay between £31,000 and £49,000 for all UK skilled migrants in the UK from non-EU nations. This new condition of annual salary will compel a large number of Indian chefs currently working in the UK to exit the nation after their stay of five years. And it will also make them ineligible for becoming UK Permanent Residents.
UK curry industry hit badly—Already, the pinch of tougher UK immigration rules is being felt by the curry industry of the UK. Vaz says the new norms of UK immigration announced by the UK government will have a worse effect on the curry houses of the UK.
Keeping in view the popularity of Indian cuisine in the UK, the government must act immediately to allow skilled chefs especially from India to get work in the UK, affirms Vaz. Only this can save £3 billion worth UK curry industry from reaching a doom, he asserts.