Further to our last alert of 27 March, we now provide an update in relation to Home Office guidance for sponsored workers.
As called for in our blog earlier this week, the Home Office guidance has now been updated to include reference to sponsored workers including those under Tier 2 who have their salary reduced due to the current circumstances. On a temporary basis, a reduction to 80% of the salary or £2,500 per month, whichever is the lower, is permitted.
The applicability of this new guidance to both furloughed and non-furloughed sponsored workers is explored further in our updated FAQs. We are updating the FAQs regularly and so please do check back into them for the latest updates.
If you have any questions about this update or any other immigration matter, please contact a member of our immigration team.
Managing your Migrant workforce in the COVID-19 crisis
On Friday 3 April, immigration partner and head of department, Nick Rollason, hosted a webinar looking at urgent issues employers are facing during the COVID-19 crisis and answered some of the key questions being raised.
Calls for a public inquiry are continuing to mount and are likely to prove difficult to resist. In this blog, Sophie Kemp considers the framework for such inquiries, and the key issues likely to form the core of its terms of reference.