Costs for a small company to sponsor a migrant worker (February 2023 update)
Bearing in mind the applicable fees at the time of writing (February 2023), and assuming the following about the small* companyRead More
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?Read More
Scale-up: 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 growingRead More
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?Read More
Three reasons to get a Scale-up migrant sponsor licence
When the Scale-up route is quietly canned in 10 years time, it is likely that this scheme will be filed alongside the innovator visa as another failed attempt to attract international talent and deal with the UK's chronic skills shortage. But are there any circumstances in which this scheme might work for businesses in certain scenarios?Read More
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.Read More
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.?Read More
Costs for a large company to sponsor a migrant worker (November 2022 update)
Based on current fees (correct at time of writing, February 2023), and assuming thatRead More
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* companyRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More