The regulations governing the employment of refugees are too complicated and may deter organisations from offering jobs to displaced people, according to a report.
Last month, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) released its interim report on EEA workers in the UK labour market. Karen Kaur, an immigration analyst with Migrate UK, considers the evidence.
Updated to reflect changes to the Government's guidance on the position of EU citizens in the UK following Brexit.
Employers are concerned about the prospect of restrictions on their ability to recruit workers from the European Economic Area (EEA), according to the Migration and Advisory Committee (MAC), with many claiming migrant workers were often the best or the only available candidates.
The number of EU workers actively searching for jobs in the UK has fallen by more than 11% since the referendum in June 2016.
Most employers will be aware of the upcoming introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. But how can they be sure the way they collect and store information for immigration purposes will be compliant? Immigration lawyer Jessica Pattinson, from Dentons, explores the key risk areas.
The NHS recently called into question the cap on non-EU migrants coming into the UK, claiming it was blocking access to the medical skills it needs. Immigration law expert Jonathan Beech discusses the pitfalls and disadvantages of this 'one size fits all' limit.
The majority of employers would prefer some form of immigration system based on national or regional skills shortages, in the event that migration restrictions are put in place post-Brexit.
Updated to reflect changes to Home Office guidance for sponsors relating to sponsor reporting duties.
Employers wishing to sponsor non-EEA nationals under tier 2 (general) this winter should be aware that there is no guarantee that an application for a restricted certificate of sponsorship will be successful.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to recruiting foreign nationals.