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Home Office seeks details of the current costs of immigration sponsorship11 May 2021
At the end of April 2021 the Home Office sent a voluntary survey to over 34,000 sponsors of workers to gather information about the time and cost associated with holding their sponsor licence.
Some important pointers about EU Settlement Scheme-related deadlines05 May 2021
The main EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) deadline is looming on 30 June 2021, however there are other deadlines and considerations that applicants and their employers may not be aware of.
Home Office announces end to COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks21 April 2021
The Home Office confirmed on 20 April 2021 that the COVID-19 adjusted right to work check process will only remain in place until 16 May 2021. Although employers will need to undertake fully compliant right to work checks from 17 May 2021, they will not have to carry out retrospective checks where the adjusted process has been used.
MAC call for evidence on Intra-Company Transfer route20 April 2021
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is currently seeking stakeholders’ views on the operation and effectiveness of the Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) immigration route, as well as a potential expansion of the immigration options for overseas businesses setting up a presence in the UK.
Important amendments to guidance on document keeping for sponsor licence holders06 April 2021
On 16 March 2021 the Home Office made important clarifications to the documentation that sponsors of workers must keep regarding their recruitment activity. The changes are helpful and should not be onerous for sponsors to comply with, however there may be actions that some employers will need to take to ensure compliance.
スポンサーライセンス保有者向けの文書管理ガイダンスの改正06 April 2021
2021年3月、内務省 (Home Office) は採用活動に関して労働者のスポンサーが保管すべき文書に関する重要な説明を発表しました。この変更は有用なものであり、順守は特に煩わしいものではありません。ただし、確実に順守するためにアクションを取る必要のある雇用者もいます。
Further guidance issued on right to work checks for EEA nationals during the grace period25 March 2021
The Home Office has provided UK employers with further details about what actions they may take when checking the right to work of EEA nationals and their family members during the post-transition grace period from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021.
Launch of new Graduate route and changes to Skilled Worker route announced18 March 2021
The Home Office is launching a new Graduate route from 1 July 2021 and is making amendments to Skilled Worker route from 6 April 2021
Immigration announcements in the Spring Budget 202104 March 2021
On 3 March 2021 the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a range of immigration measures designed to help highly skilled and skilled international talent come to the UK to support business growth, particularly for scale-up businesses, innovative businesses and intra-company transfers, and to contribute to the advancement of key industry sectors such as academia, science, research and technology. There are also commitments to improving the system for business users, and to marketing the UK’s visa offering more effectively.
Skilled Worker visa provides a shareholding solution for Tier 2 General migrants22 February 2021
Tier 2 General migrants must not have a shareholding of more than 10% in their limited company sponsor, however the Skilled Worker route does not include this restriction. So how can a Tier 2 General migrant take advantage of this change if they are offered a shareholding that would take them above the 10% threshold?
Ireland’s Immigrant Investor Programme – the allure of inward investment in return for residency16 February 2021
How does the Irish government’s Immigrant Investor Programme work, what benefits does it have and how can high-net-worth individuals use it as a means of obtaining residency rights in Ireland?
England introduces quarantine hotels and further post-arrival COVID-19 testing12 February 2021
From 15 February 2021, international arrivals to England will be required to quarantine in a government-managed hotel if, within the ten days before arrival, they have been in or transited a country to which a travel ban applies (‘red list countries’). Additional post-arrival COVID-19 testing has been mandated from the same date. A raft of sanctions will also apply for non-compliance.
COVID-19 requirements for travelling and entry to the UK04 February 2021
Since the beginning of 2021, the Government has implemented a raft of additional travel and entry measures to minimise the spread of new coronavirus variants in the UK.
UK launches new immigration routes for Hong Kong British National (Overseas) citizens27 January 2021
From 31 January 2021, two new immigration routes will be launched for British National (Overseas) (‘BNO’) citizens and for their adult children, who are born on or after 1 July 1997. These two routes are BN(O) Status Holder and BN(O) Household Member.
Brexit: Implications for NI Employers of EU Nationals22 January 2021
The Brexit implementation period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020, and with it, free movement of persons in the EU also came to an end. This is despite the fact that the EU-UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was agreed between the UK and the EU on 24 December. Therefore, it is important to understand the new immigration rules that apply to EEA and Swiss nationals wishing to visit or work in Northern Ireland and vice versa.
Skilled Worker visa provides new options for foreign workers22 January 2021
Under the new immigration system launched on 1 December 2020, the Skilled Worker route has replaced Tier 2 (General). Benefits for employers include fewer restrictions on switching into the Skilled Worker visa from within the UK; lowering the skills threshold to RQF Level 3; reduced salary thresholds and removal of the Resident Labour Market Test. We discuss the impact of these changes below, as well as some of the considerations for settlement.
Right to work checks for EEA nationals during the first half of 202119 January 2021
The Home Office has confirmed that there will be no change to the right to work check procedure for EEA nationals who start work in the UK between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021 (the post-transition ‘grace period’), but has left the question of what to do when an EEA national does not have the right to work unanswered.
What are the implications of Brexit for immigration?30 December 2020
Brexit has substantial implications for immigration between the UK and the EEA/Switzerland (excluding Ireland). Businesses and individuals have needed to adjust to the immigration requirements that have applied for EEA/Swiss (EEA) national workers and their family members since 11 pm on 31 December 2020, and for all other non-EEA national workers from 1 December 2020. British nationals residing in the EEA have needed to comply with local arrangements to maintain their lawful immigration status. Revised arrangements have also been necessary for British nationals who need to travel to the EEA.
What the trade deal with the EU means for immigration29 December 2020
With the end of the Brexit implementation period comes the end of free movement of persons. This is the case irrespective of the fact that the UK has secured a trade deal with the EU.
Requirements for British nationals working in the EEA from 1 January 202124 December 2020
With the end of free movement, we understand that there are some significant changes for employers to consider. As of 1 January 2021, Brits visiting and working in the European Economic Area (EEA) will be restricted, with Schengen rules being introduced for visitors and work visas being required otherwise.