Migrant Sponsorship

  • Sponsoring entrepreneurs under the Skilled Worker route

    Since the closure of the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) migrant route, it has been very difficult for foreign national entrepreneurs to set up a business in the UK. Can the Skilled Worker route provide an alternative in some cases?

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  • The Scale-up route: route to an unsponsored work visa?

    The Scale-up route provides a route for UK businesses, who have demonstrated a sustained period of growth, to sponsor talented individuals who have the skills needed to enable that business to continue growing

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  • Are sponsor licences required for migrant workers operating remotely?

    Remote (and hybrid) working is now commonplace in the UK and abroad. But will businesses need to sponsor migrant workers who are not actually working from the office?

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  • Why would employers want a Scale-up sponsorship licence?

    Increased flexibility for migrant worker employees creates risks for employers. So why would employers want a Scale-up migrant sponsorship licence?

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  • The new immigration system and the equestrian community

    Want to bring in a stud hand from Spain or a groom from Argentina? With exit from the European Union all but complete, the UK is introducing a new immigration system from 1 January 2021.

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  • The new immigration system and the health club industry

    Want to bring in a personal trainer from France, or a Pilates instructor from the U.S.?

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  • Costs for a large company to sponsor a migrant worker

    Based on current fees (correct at time of writing, February 2020), and assuming that

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  • Costs for a small company to sponsor a migrant worker

    Bearing in mind the applicable fees at the time of writing (February 2020), and assuming the following about the small* company

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  • Applying for a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence

    In this series we are looking at the process companies need to go through if they want to recruit a foreign national from overseas.

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  • Do you need a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence?

    In this series we will look at the process companies need to go through if they want to recruit a foreign national from overseas.

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  • White Paper: RLMT doesn't work

    According to the government's own White Paper, the Resident Labour Market Test – clipboard-wielding love child of Gordon Brown’s promise of ‘British jobs for British workers’ and Home Office policy making genius – does not work.

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  • The Tier 2 chef & TripAdvisor review

    In 2015, it had a Tier 2 sponsor licence, meaning that it could sponsor workers from overseas to come and work in the UK.

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