No worries really, I've given up on UK long ago, though it's my Country and a beautiful place. What makes England is the richness of its Culture and heritage from all races, that was the true words of my mother, god bless her....revhappy wrote:Sorry about that KSL
I just couldn't help posting it because the other day I was complaining on some thread that the previous earnings requirement for PEP visa is 7k SGD/month and that is constant without taking into account which country that earning is from, which I felt wasn't smart.
When I saw that UK have this country classification, I was quite happy but then after looking at how the countries were classified I was totally shocked I mean you dont need to be PHD from London School of Economics to see that the classification is totally crap.
Do the PhDs from the London School of Economics say it is a total crap?revhappy wrote:When I saw that UK have this country classification, I was quite happy but then after looking at how the countries were classified I was totally shocked I mean you dont need to be PHD from London School of Economics to see that the classification is totally crap.
Agreed a much more logical way of looking at it, and probably the only way that makes sense, I vote for you to take over the role of kicking some butt in the UK, just like the Iron Maiden did in her timeWind In My Hair wrote:I'm not a PhD from LSE, which is probably why I don't think it is totally crap I agree that there should be some way to equalize the vast differences in pay in different countries, akin to the concept of Purchasing Power Parity or the Big Mac rule which measures roughly how much a dollar can buy in different countries.
Perhaps a fairer way is to use the salary one has been offered to work in the UK. This would be an actual figure rather than an imputed wage. The private sector can hen work out how much an individual worker is worth to the economy. Would that make more sense?
I like your even-mindedness. One reason for assigning weightage to different countries could be that one can get a visa without landing a job yet. Or it simplifies the administrative process by using a fixed multiplier table ratherthan liaising with thousands of employers to verify the salary figure submitted, though if an applicant lies about his new salary then he would probably lie about his past salary too so I can't see this being a logical reason.x9200 wrote:Maybe I am naive but all the ppl involved in the creation of such particular law can not be just idiots meaning there must be some reasons behind. If I do not see the reasons I'd rather say this is me who misses some dimensions or a perspective.
Same case with China. I mean look at Beijing and Shanghai. How different is pay in these cities from Singapore? I wouldn't think average salary in Singapore is 5 times that of Beijing. Same case with Mumbai or Bangalore. Even if it was there is no point looking at the average, considering these are the worlds most populous cities, emerging giants and there will be tonnes of people who will be making much much more than the average salary, with mediocre skills. If UK needs really talented people from these countries they need to up the bar.x9200 wrote:It is always a compromise even if the factors were regularly updated.
India does not seem to fit to the band D at least by common perception
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