The Government has created a new 'Office for Talent' to make it easier for scientists, researchers and innovators to settle in the UK.
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.
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.
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.
Louise Haycock, immigration solicitor, outlines what employers need to think about in relation to UK immigration requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and discusses the practical steps that organisations can take around compliance.
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.
Guidance in our model documents has been updated to reflect temporary changes to the rules on checking the right to work in the UK, introduced because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Government has adjusted the way right to work checks can be conducted during the coronavirus pandemic.
Updated to reflect Home Office guidance on sponsors' duties in relation to employee absence because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
HR and legal information and guidance relating to recruiting foreign nationals.