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The UK’s new immigration system – What employers need to know

Watch our UK immigration specialists Monica Atwal and Rebecca Hone, as they explain the main changes to the UK’s sponsorship system following the overhaul of the points-based system in January 2021 and following the closure of the EU Settlement Scheme on 30 June 2021.

UK employers may either apply for a Worker or Temporary Worker sponsor licence, or both, depending on the employment needs of their business. Existing Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (ICT) sponsors have automatically been granted with new licences under the new system.

Skilled Worker visas are relevant for both overseas and in-country new hires who UK businesses intend to employ on a long-term basis. Intra-Company visas are for existing employees of connected overseas entities whose skilled work is required in the UK.

The way that UK employers are required to conduct right to work checks has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, and the prescribed method depends on varying factors, which they have detailed in this webinar.

Some Home Office immigration concessions in response to the Covid-19 travel restrictions are covered.

This interactive discussion includes:

  • The new sponsorship system applicable to both EU and non-EU nationals following the closure of the EU Settlement Scheme
  • Updates to right to work check guidance for EU nationals following the end of the Scheme
  • New Graduate visa route opening 1 July 2021
  • Hong Kong BNOs
  • COVID-19 update on visas and immigration issues

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