Damian Green, the Immigration Minister, has announced changes to the immigration rules which will affect tier 2 sponsors.

The new rules, set to come into force on 6 April, set out how the full limit on tier 2 (general) will operate and the new salary and skill requirements for tier 2 (general) and tier 2 (intra company transfer) categories.

The changes include migrants in the tier 2 (general) and tier 2 (intra company transfer) categories receiving salary payments into their personal bank accounts and also the 'established staff' sub category being replaced by two new categories for 'short-term staff' and 'long-term staff'.

For the full changes please click here.