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Higher fines for illegal working announced for 2024

On 7 August, the Home Office announced its plan to significantly increase fines for employers found to be hiring illegal workers. Under the proposal, the civil penalty for the initial […]

Compliance checks: Be prepared!

If you are a sponsor licence holder in the UK, then the company to which the licence is registered is subject to various compliance duties. Under certain circumstances, sponsors may […]

Sponsors’ guide to Standard Occupational Classification Codes

Sponsors must consider several requirements when hiring migrant workers, one of which is ensuring that the role into which they are recruiting a migrant worker meets the required skill level. […]

Certificates of sponsorship: A beginner’s guide

To obtain a visa under the UK sponsored work visa categories, a worker must provide a certificate of sponsorship number as part of their application. This certificate of sponsorship number […]

Sponsor licences: Compliance & the duties involved

Holding a sponsor licence can be highly beneficial for many businesses dealing with recruitment and retention issues. However, this competitive advantage is counterbalanced by the substantial duties and requirements that […]

What is a sponsor licence?

Sponsor licences are used by businesses seeking to employ skilled workers from overseas who do not have leave to remain or the right to work in the United Kingdom without […]

Sponsor licence holders: The latest changes you should know for your business

The Home Office has published some important changes to its guidance for sponsor licence holders. Some of the reforms will be welcomed by sponsors. Exemption from immigration skills charge Subject […]

New global business mobility route streamlines UK worker visas

2022 has been a year of exciting developments in the business immigration world. So far, the biggest news is UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) opening the new global business mobility […]

Big plans for business immigration

2021 was a year of big announcements for business immigration as the Home Office revealed ambitious plans to modernise and expand the current system. Fast forward to 2022 and it’s […]

Graduate Visa Route launch: Information for employers

On 1 July 2021, the UK Graduate Visa Route opened for applications. This visa enables international students who have completed an eligible UK degree to stay in the UK to […]

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