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Cleverly to set out package to curb legal migration after figures hit new high

Home Secretary James Cleverly will announce the package on net migration to MPs on Monday (Jordan Pettitt/PA)
Home Secretary James Cleverly will announce the package on net migration to MPs on Monday (Jordan Pettitt/PA) Home Secretary James Cleverly will announce the package on net migration to MPs on Monday (Jordan Pettitt/PA)

Home Secretary James Cleverly will unveil a package of measures intended to bring down net migration after figures hit a record high.

He is expected to tell the Commons on Monday that the minimum salary requirement for a skilled worker from overseas will be significantly hiked to around £38,000, a Whitehall official said.

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POLITICS Migrants (PA Graphics)

The increase from £26,200 a year for migrants coming to Britain was said to feature in a wider package to be announced as Rishi Sunak comes under huge pressure.

The Prime Minister has vowed to “do what is necessary” to bring down net migration in the wake of an official estimate saying it had reached a record of 745,000 in 2020.