Sponsorship Reporting Service
We offer a sponsorship management system reporting service as an invaluable tool to help you comply with your reporting duties as a sponsor of workers.
Sponsors of workers fulfil many of their duties to the Home Office via the online sponsorship management system (SMS). The authorising officer is responsible for all the sponsorship activities undertaken by their organisation, and the Home Office requires that each sponsor has systems and processes in place to enable the authorising officer to review the activities of SMS users, and to ensure that reporting duties are complied with.
Our sponsorship management system reporting service includes:
- Having a discussion with you to determine your needs and formulate a bespoke reporting service to take the stress of monitoring SMS activity off the shoulders of your authorising officer
- Providing comprehensive reports on all areas of SMS user activities on a regular basis, in straightforward language
- Highlighting any potential compliance issues that might crop up in relation to SMS user activities
- we can track progress of ongoing requests and reports made via the SMS
- Diarising important dates such as certificate of sponsorship allocation renewal dates and sponsor licence renewal dates in good time to ensure the continuity of your organisation’s sponsorship capabilities
For more information about how our sponsor compliance unit can help you with your sponsor compliance needs, contact your usual Lewis Silkin contact. If you’re simply not sure where to start, please contact Supinder Singh Sian or Naomi Hanrahan-Soar and they will be delighted to have a conversation or meeting with you.
Changes to SMS updating requirements for employers29 June 2023
The Home Office has confirmed that Key Personnel on sponsor licences will be asked to provide their national insurance number, and also that (contrary to sponsor guidance that was updated in March 2023) sponsors are not required to report hybrid working arrangements for their sponsored workers.
What’s happening in immigration law in 2023?05 January 2023
Employers may receive mixed messages on immigration in 2023 as the Government grapples with addressing skills shortages while aiming to bring down net migration. As the recession bites, the Home Office may step up compliance activities for sponsors and on right to work.