Sponsor Licences & Compliance

27 May 2016

UK internships - Visa implications

We often hear from potential interns and employers who have not considered visa issues until the last moment, meaning internship start dates are delayed and the time the intern can spend at the business is shortened. Internships are a great way for students and recent graduates to gain some valuable work experience, and also act as a helpful screening tool for employers who may be considering offering the intern a more permanent role. Immigration issues should be considered early in the process, to ensure work permission can be obtained in good time. We address some of the most common pitfalls in this set of FAQs regarding internships and Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange) visas.

26 November 2015

Key changes to the Tiers 2 and 5 Sponsor Guidance

Following the publication of the latest Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, as of 19 November, a number of changes have been made to the Tiers 2 and 5 Sponsor Guidance. Many of these are confirmations of practices already in existence but there are also a number of key changes.

Nicolas Rollason

5 November 2015

Home Office publishes its latest changes to the immigration rules – how will these impact Tier 2 Sponsors?

On 29 October 2015, the Home Office published its latest Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules. The most relevant for points based system Sponsors are those relating to Tier 2. These changes are due to become effective from 19 November 2015.

Nicolas Rollason

16 October 2015

A welcome visa scheme for the tech community that might actually be fit for purpose

Amongst the doom and gloom of the Government’s anti-immigration rhetoric and with the threat of further restrictions on companies sponsoring highly skilled migrants looming over us, we finally have a ray of bright digital light. Tech City UK today announced the Tech Nation Visa Scheme, which has been agreed by the Home Office after extensive complaints from the digital technology sector that the current system was not allowing the top global talent to come to the UK.

Nicolas Rollason

14 October 2015

Nursing shortages – is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Recent headlines about the strain being felt by the NHS, particularly by NHS nurses, have made gloomy reading.  The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has this month released the findings of their survey on the pressures faced by nursing staff. 59% of respondents said that they could not provide the level of care they would like to provide because of time pressures.  

Lucy Williams

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