Sponsor Licences & Compliance

18 May 2020

Will the UK's post-Brexit immigration system plans be derailed by COVID-19?

The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Pursuant to the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK and EU have agreed a transition period until 31 December 2020. During that time, EU citizens maintain free movement rights, which means they can continue to arrive, reside and work in the UK.

Marcia Longdon

1 April 2020

Urgent Home Office guidance required for furloughed Tier 2 sponsored workers

As employers grapple with the new furlough leave guidance from Government and what it means for their business and workforce, we are seeing numerous questions regarding employees with a visa, particularly Tier 2 sponsored workers. 

Andreas White

20 December 2019

Immigration related risks in a “compliant environment"

Since the introduction of the Immigration Act 2014, the Conservative government has been open about its willingness to create a “hostile environment” for users of the immigration system, not least anyone who may not have a lawful basis to remain in the UK.

Tim Richards

14 May 2018

Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship requests exceed 4,000 in April, against a quota of 2,200 – is it time to reconsider the 20,700 cap?

Data obtained from a freedom of information request shows that in April 2018 a total of 4,325 restricted CoS requests were made, against a quota of only 2,200. Therefore in April’s round of requests more than 2,000 were unsuccessful.

Emma Fowler

21 March 2018

Is the restricted Certificate of Sponsorship process fit for purpose?

Over the last 5 months employers have advertised their roles and, having found nobody suitable in the resident workforce, made requests for a restricted Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for various roles.

Emma Fowler

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