HB Circular A3/2014: Minimum Earnings Threshold

Information for local authority staff about the Minimum Earnings Threshold.



The government is implementing a package of measures to limit access to United Kingdom means tested benefits for nationals of European Economic Area (EEA) countries.

As part of the package of measures, a further measure has been announced. A new Minimum Earnings Threshold will be introduced from 1 March 2014. This threshold will help to determine whether an EEA national’s previous or current work can be treated as genuine and effective for the purposes of deciding whether they have a right to reside in the UK as a worker or self employed person.

This circular provides further, detailed information.