Tradeable points. Consideration of salary
Salary only includes guaranteed basic gross pay (before income tax and including employee pension and national insurance contributions).
Salary does not include other pay and benefits, such as pay which cannot be guaranteed because the nature of the job means that hours fluctuate, or additional pay such as shift, overtime or bonus pay, (whether or not it is guaranteed)
Salary does not include employer pension and employer national insurance contributions.
Salary does not include any allowances, such as accommodation or cost of living allowances, or in-kind benefits, such as equity shares, health insurance, school or university fees, company cars or food, or one-off payments, such as ‘golden hellos’.
Salary does not include any payments relating to immigration costs, such as the fee or Immigration Health Charge.
Salary does not include payments to cover business expenses, including (but not limited to) travel to and from your country of residence, equipment, clothing, travel or subsistence.
If you are being sponsored to work more than 48 hours a week, only the salary for the first 48 hours a week will be considered towards the salary thresholds of £25,600, £23,040 or £20,480 per year.
Going rates will be pro-rated (assessed proportionally), and the £10.10 per hour salary requirement will be calculated as shown below.
Going rates for occupation codes listed in Table 1 of Appendix Skilled Occupations are based on a 39-hour week and will be pro-rated as follows:
(the going rate for the occupation code stated in Table 1 of Appendix Skilled Occupations) x (the number of weekly working hours stated by the sponsor ÷ 39)
Where your salary is required to be 70%, 80% or 90% of the going rate, the resulting figure from the above calculation will be multiplied by 0.7, 0.8 or 0.9 as appropriate, to calculate the required salary.
Going rates for the health and education occupation codes listed in Table 2 of Appendix Skilled Occupations will be pro-rated as stated in Appendix Skilled Occupations.
Your full weekly hours will be included when checking your salary against the going rate and the £10.10 per hour salary requirement, even if you work more than 48 hours a week.
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