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30 November 2022
The Home Office released updated sponsor guidance on 9 November 2022, in line with the Autumn Immigration Rule updates. This includes some potentially helpful changes for sponsors of workers, however there are some areas of ambiguity as well as some upcoming changes that sponsors should be aware of.
21 December 2020
From 1 December 2020 a new immigration system came into force in the UK. It will apply to EEA/Swiss (‘EEA’) nationals from 1 January 2021. Employers should have started preparing for these changes, including understanding the proposed new rules, checking recruitment plans and budgets, obtaining or reviewing a sponsor licence and assisting staff with applications under the EU Settlement Scheme.
27 August 2020
EEA nationals and their employers are now turning their minds towards how frequent business/work travellers and cross-border commuters can continue to come to the UK from 2021. For some, the best solution may be offered by the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), but there are also other options to consider.
26 August 2020
This infographic sets out ten key considerations for employers following the Covid-19 pandemic.
13 August 2020
The Home Office has now started to make early contact with sponsors whose licences are due to expire up until the end of the year. These sponsors will be able to apply to renew their licences earlier than the usual maximum 90 days before expiry.
09 June 2020
We recently conducted an employer survey which revealed that only 10% of respondents had made reports on sponsored workers’ conditions changing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
18 May 2020
Employers have until 24 June 2020 to provide their views on what occupations should be on the shortage occupation lists for UK sponsored skilled migration from 1 January 2021.
29 January 2020
The UK Government will be disappointed by the MAC’s firm rejection of an Australian points-based system for skilled workers with a job offer.