Yesterday, Parliament set out the foundations for the new Points-Based Immigration System, with several changes to the Immigration Rules.
The new Points-based System will apply from 1st January 2021, for anyone hiring outside the UK’s resident labour market (except Irish citizens).
The new system will hopefully provide a simpler and more flexible arrangement for UK employers to recruit skilled workers from around the world through a number of different routes.
The Skilled Worker Route will open for applications from December 2020. To recruit through this route, you must be registered as a licensed sponsor. It takes around 8 weeks to gain a license to sponsor.
If you are considering hiring anyone from around the world, including EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals after the 31st December you’ll need that sponsor license.
You can find out more information here GOV.UK/HiringFromTheEU, or you can speak to one of our consultant who can take you through all your options.
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