I have written to the Secretary of State for the Home Department, James Cleverly MP, to ask him if he will reconsider the proposed changes to the minimum income increases for visa applications.

    My constituents have contacted me with significant concerns about these proposed changes, which would mean that the minimum salary threshold of the spouse/partner visa would be increased to £29,000 on 11 April 2024.

    These changes will have a devastating impact on people who have come to live and work in Norwich. Many of my constituents are concerned about how this will affect their future settlement status, and whether their families will have to separate.

    As a result, I have asked the Home Secretary the following questions:

    • Will the Home Office reconsider these proposed changes to the minimum income increases?
    • What will the Home Office be doing to reassure and protect constituents affected by this increase?
    • Finally, what measures has your department considered to avoid families being broken up as the result of these changes?

    It is clear that making it more difficult to live, work and study in the UK will be devastating for many of my constituents, I will continue to campaign against these changes.

    I have also co-sponsored an Early Day Motion to reject the increase in visa application fees. Read more about the Motion here.

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