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Latest UK immigration changes in the recent statement of changes

November 10, 2021 | Immigration, News, UK Government

On 1st November 2021, the UK government published another statement of changes outlining amendments to the immigration rules. The following changes have been made:

  • “Pork butchers” have been added to the Seasonal Worker route.

Originally the Seasonal Worker route was used for eligible horticulture workers and was recently extended to HGV drivers and poultry workers. Specified pork butchers have now been added to the route due to demand. 

Applications for this visa route must be made before 31st December 2021. 


“An applicant being sponsored for specified pork

butchery work will receive a salary that equals or exceeds the


  • £25,600 per year;
  • £10.10 per hour”

Work involved:

Specified pork butchery work”, refers to

  • a person in the following role: Butcher (occupation code 5431)
  • the work involves:
  1. slaughtering and butchering pigs; or
  2. preparing and processing pig meat
  • the work takes place at:
  1. a slaughterhouse; or
  2. a processing site; or
  3. a farm.

A specified pork butchery worker can be granted permission to work in the UK for a maximum of 6 months or for the period of the job stated on the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS), whichever is shorter. 

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