UK Home Secretary, James Cleverly, has confirmed the introduction of a set of new rules aimed at curbing migration, BBC reports.
The UK is looking to raise the minimum salary requirement for obtaining a skilled worker visa.
The current salary requirement is set at £26,000, but the new threshold will be increased to £38,700.
Cleverly told parliament on Monday that the implementation of the rules in the previous year could have resulted in a decrease of 300,000 migrants annually.
BBC reports that those coming on health and social care visas will be exempt from the higher salary threshold.
But overseas care workers will no longer be allowed to bring dependents—that is, their partners and children.
The implication is that if a UK person marries a non-UK citizen, their new spouse will be unable to go to the UK to live with them until they earn £38,700.
According to the BBC, in 2022, the net migration in the UK, which represents the disparity between individuals immigrating to the country and those emigrating, reached a total of 745,000.