The UK's new immigration system opens for visa applications today (1 December 2020). Brought in under Brexit, will the system make it easier or harder for employers to have access to skilled personnel?
While Brexit preparations might still seem a distant set of priorities for some organisations, last month the government issued more detailed guidance on how the new points-based immigration framework would operate from the start of 2021. Claire Nilson and Hodon Anastasi outline the main points.
Companies that employ overseas citizens with soon-to-expire visas may be feeling anxious about how they will be affected by the travel bans and other restrictions brought by the coronavirus. New government allowances and guidance could provide some relief but, as Jonathan Beech asks, do these go far enough?
With just one week until the general election, Kerry Garcia and Jackie Penlington of Stevens & Bolton LLP examine what the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats are proposing for immigration.
As HR professionals try to grapple with the settled status pilot scheme for EU permanent residence applications, there is now also the new UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service for non-EU employees. Jonathan Beech from Migrate UK explains the challenges.
Consultant editor Darren Newman considers the implications of a recent case involving a Jamaican bus driver who was dismissed when he could not provide the required documentation during his employer's audit of its workforce's right to work in the UK.
Commentary and analysis: HR and legal information and guidance relating to foreign nationals.
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