Sponsoring Migrant Workers
Lewis Silkin provides a comprehensive service to guide employers through every stage of sponsorship.
The Home Office’s Points Based System requires UK employers to obtain a sponsor licence before employing non-EEA nationals.
We can advise on the HR systems your organisation should have in place to comply with the Home Office’s requirements for sponsors. We are able to rely on extensive experience and a long-standing relationship with the Home Office to ensure that your organisation’s experience of applying for a sponsor licence is as smooth as possible.
We can also guide employers carefully through the sponsoring of each non-EEA national.
Our team is international and includes English, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish and Armenian speaking members. We will be able to explain complex legal issues in your native language.
Natasha Hotson writes for People Management - Will the government listen to business on EEA migration?04 June 2018
There are clear signs that the government is open to trying to minimise the impact of a restrictive policy, read below as Natasha Hotson asks, will the government listen to business on EEA migration?
Joanna Hunt writes for HR review - Is the Tier 2 system in crisis?04 June 2018
There is another potential crisis brewing for the Home Office. The last few months has seen a number of developments which expose the failings of the Tier 2 system, the work permit category of the immigration rules. Joanna Hunt asks, is the Tier 2 system in crisis?
Ignorance isn't bliss... especially with illegal working16 March 2017
If you’re considering restructuring the service company which employs most of your staff, and that company holds your sponsorship licence, you may need to apply for a new sponsor licence and transfer your sponsored migrants accordingly.