Johannesburg, South Africa – In response to the UK government’s latest amendments to its immigration policies, Ryan Rennison, Director of Move Up, voices significant concerns about the impact on the global skilled workforce and families.

Rennison remarks, “The previous rulings in the UK were successful in managing work permit numbers, striking a balance that welcomed skilled international workers while maintaining control. However, the latest changes are a leap too far, setting thresholds that cater almost exclusively to the elite. This shift is akin to the UK closing its doors to a broader, diverse skilled workforce, which has been the backbone of its global competitiveness.

He continues, “The new financial threshold for skilled workers and family visas has been set remarkably high. This move, far exceeding the previous effective measures, will likely exclude a vast segment of skilled professionals who could contribute significantly to the UK’s economy. It’s not merely an adjustment; it’s a complete overhaul that could have far-reaching consequences.

The announcement also highlights the challenges families will face under the new system. “For families looking to reunite or settle in the UK, these changes are disheartening. The financial burden imposed by these new policies is substantial, making it unattainable for many. This is not just a policy shift; it’s a move that could separate families and deter talented individuals who cannot meet these high financial demands.

Move Up is dedicated to assisting those navigating these challenging changes, offering expert advice and support. “Our goal is to help individuals and families understand these new policies, adapt to them, and find viable pathways to the UK. These changes may seem daunting, but with the right guidance and strategy, there are still opportunities to be explored,” Rennison adds.

Rennison concludes, “We at Move Up remain committed to providing our clients with the most current information and strategies to manage the impact of these immigration policy changes. Our focus is on ensuring they can make informed decisions about their future.

For more information or to discuss how these changes might affect your plans, contact Move Up at

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