Migrant Sponsorship

  • 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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  • Home Office visits to Tier 2 sponsors

    The UK work permit system requires employers to obtain a Tier 2 license before they can employ foreign non-European staff who do not otherwise have an entitlement to work.

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  • Home Office reveals that 'Sponsor Investigation Team' comprises 4 inspectors

    The UK government suggested in evidence given to the House of Lords European Union Committee that the Tier 2 sponsor license system could provide a suitable template to a post-Brexit work permit system (paragraph 133).

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  • The Tier 2 Sponsor License regime

    Earlier this week EL posted a detailed piece on the Free Movement asking whether Tier 2 was Brexit ready.

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  • Tier 2: is it Brexit ready?

    Everything about the UK work permit system is designed to disincentivise employers importing migrant labour from outside of the EU.

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