In the current climate the Government is eager to curb net migration and making the recruitment of non-EEA nationals more difficult is one way they are pursuing this policy. It is important to note that the current position of EEA nationals in the UK remains unchanged following the Brexit vote. However, it remains to be seen how EEA nationals will be treated in the future. In the meantime, EEA nationals should consider obtaining some proof of the time they have spent in the UK and/or consider applying for a registration certificate or permanent resident documentation to safeguard their position.
In relation to the immigration rules, there is now a minimum salary of £25,000 for experienced Tier 2 (general) workers (although there are some exceptions) and this will increase to £30,000 from April 2017 when the immigration skills charge of £1,00 per annum will also come into effect.