Commentary and analysis

All items: Recruiting foreign nationals

  • The new immigration system for the UK

    Date:
    30 June 2020

    The Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December 2020, with no indication that this will be extended in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. European nationals who arrive in the UK from 1 January 2021 will require immigration permission to work here.

  • Acting now to obtain a sponsor licence will avoid recruitment delays from 2021

    Date:
    23 June 2020

    As the end of the Brexit transition period approaches, organisations that rely on European staff may need to start the process for obtaining sponsor licences. HR teams that take action now will ensure they have everything in place to continue recruiting from overseas from 2021.

  • Brexit: Employers get last chance to identify shortage occupations

    Date:
    15 June 2020

    As a consultation exercise on the government's points-based immigration systems comes to an end, employers have a final opportunity to influence the roles that will be on the list of those given more favourable treatment when the Brexit transition period ends.

  • Does the latest Covid-19 immigration policy generate more questions?

    Date:
    30 April 2020

    As international travel remains disrupted, the Home Office has confirmed people planning to live and work in the UK can request a replacement visa with extended validity dates. But does this change leave more questions than answers? Chetal Patel, partner at Bates Wells, looks at some areas of confusion.

  • Points-based immigration: five things employers can do now

    Date:
    20 February 2020

    Employers have been advised not to panic in reaction to the newly published details on the proposed points-based immigration system that will take effect from 1 January 2021. Jo Faragher reports.

  • General election: What should HR know about immigration proposals?

    Date:
    5 December 2019

    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.

  • What does the MAC report mean for employers?

    Date:
    20 September 2018

    The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) finally published its long-awaited report this week, after it was commissioned by the Government to assess the impact of EEA migration on the UK's economy and society, as well as to consider recommendations for the UK's future immigration system. But what does the report say and what are its implications for employers?

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