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Sponsorship of workers in the UK

  • 28 September 2022
  • 9:30 -10:30 am
  • Online

Due to the current low unemployment rate in the UK and the effects of Brexit on movement of workers, more employers are applying for or holding sponsor licences to recruit workers from abroad.The benefits of holding one or more sponsor licences can be substantial.

Employers should however be aware of the preparation involved in applying for a sponsor licence as well as the duties and responsibilities associated with holding one.

Due to the current low unemployment rate in the UK and the effects of Brexit on movement of workers, more employers are applying for or holding sponsor licences to recruit workers from abroad. The benefits can be substantial, but considerable preparation is involved and sponsorship comes with various duties and responsibilities. In this session we’ll provide key insights and practical tips on: 

  • The available sponsor licence categories and when to use them
  • Considerations for deciding whether to include only a single entity/business unit or multiple branches under a licence
  • The HR systems and processes that need to be in place before applying for a licence
  • How the application process works
  • Duties and responsibilities as a licence holder
  • Key criteria and cost for sponsoring workers under the Skilled Worker and Senior or Specialist Worker categories.
 

Contributors

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Supinder Singh Sian

Partner

I am a Partner in the Immigration & Global Mobility team.

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Naomi Hanrahan-Soar

Legal Director

I have more than a decade’s experience helping businesses and private clients to navigate UK immigration law.

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