Zenia Chopra, Head of Client Services in our immigration team, was invited to be a panellist on the Adam Smith Institute's recent webinar on the future of migration.
Along with three other panellists who chose the UK to study in, for work and to build their lives in, Zenia took part in a Q and A and spoke about topics including;
- The return of the graduate visa;
- The importance of 'low-skilled workers' in the Covid-19 crisis ; and
- How the Home Office should make it easier and cheaper to get sponsorship licences.
There is ... no route for low skilled workers. COVID-19 has shown the importance of the "low skilled workers", we need to reassess the importance.
Employers who hire people from the EU will now have to apply for the licence to sponsor migrants, this is a costly and cumbersome compliance process. The Home Office should make it easier and cheaper to get sponsorship licences.
Salary and education thresholds are also being reduced, expanding the pool of migrants for Tier 2 visa."
About the author
Zenia Chopra is the Head of Client Services within the immigration team. Her role at Kingsley Napley involves seeking new revenue opportunities and improving profitability through careful strategic planning and positioning KN within new markets.