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Brexit Q&A: How will the new immigration rules implemented after Brexit affect my business?

08 March 2019

Businesses who are reliant on skills of EU citizens and who expect to be employing EU citizens arriving in the UK post-Brexit will need to consider the implications of the proposed post-Brexit points-based system.

The current proposals could mean that a business will need to sponsor EU citizens under a points-based system and have to pay a minimum annual salary to that individual (currently proposed to be £30,000 per annum – although this is open to consultation). There are also additional costs to consider such as the fee for applying for a licence to become a sponsoring employer and various charges attached to sponsoring an individual (which in some circumstances can amount to £5,000).

With so many changes, the importance of ensuring HR teams are knowledgeable about the various immigration requirements and key dates is essential in ensuring compliance with right to work checks.

If your business needs advice with this, please get in touch.

Helen is an employment law masters’ graduate with extensive experience in employee relations and negotiations. She also advises businesses on immigration matters and assists them with securing sponsorship licences. 

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