Commentary and analysis

All items: Recruiting foreign nationals

  • Changing immigration rules and how employers can benefit

    Date:
    6 April 2021

    Revisions to the immigration rules and specifically the points-based system in light of Brexit have kickstarted a huge shift in how employers hire, writes Jonathan Beech of Migrate UK.

  • How will employers fare under the new immigration system?

    Date:
    1 December 2020

    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?

  • Employment law: Seven key tasks for HR in 2021

    Date:
    11 November 2020

    2020 was the year that HR was required to react to the unexpected, but it's now time to plan for the known challenges in the coming year. We look at what HR can do to prepare for 2021.

  • Post-Brexit recruitment realities

    Date:
    29 September 2020

    The new post-Brexit immigration system comes into force in January 2021, but employers need to start making plans now to ensure they are able to access the talent they need. Nick Martindale reports.

  • 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.

  • 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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