Immigration Solutions for HR
Dealing with business-related immigration issues is tricky and time-consuming for UK HR professionals, and getting things right is critical for reputational and workforce planning reasons. Post-pandemic, the Home Office is stepping up its sponsor compliance and illegal working enforcement activities, so it is more important than ever to ensure your business is on top of its obligations.
To assist you, we have developed a suite of toolkits, training and onsite and virtual support specifically for HR professionals.
Our Immigration Solutions for HR cover two key areas that HR professionals and their businesses most commonly need in-depth support on – Sponsor Compliance and Right to Work.
Our toolkits offer a handy reference resource written in clear language and offering practical tips on how to manage required processes.
Our training is delivered by expert immigration lawyers in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, e-learning and webinar. We can tailor the training to ensure it is relevant to your business and answers any questions you may have.
For more detailed guidance, or when you need reassurance that your existing immigration compliance processes are fit for purpose, we can provide onsite and virtual support services. Depending on your business’s requirements, these may focus on meeting the needs of HR professionals, line managers or both.
Helpful guidance updates for sponsors of workers30 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.
The countdown for the new UK immigration system 2020 and Brexit – are you ready?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.
UK immigration strategies for EEA business travellers and workers from 202127 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.
Your ten point plan for the Autumn26 August 2020
This infographic sets out ten key considerations for employers following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Home Office issues communications to sponsors about licence renewals13 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.
Survey raises question on whether sponsors may be missing reporting duties09 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.
MAC launches six-week call for evidence on shortage occupations18 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.
MAC publishes recommendations for future UK immigration system29 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.