The Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) is a levy on companies who sponsor migrant workers. This levy was imposed on 6 April 2017. The Government states that the charge has been levied to contribute towards addressing the skills gap in the local economy.
When it comes to UK immigration, understanding the intricacies of the system is vital. One significant aspect of the process revolves around Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes. SOC codes play a crucial role in determining the eligibility for an individual to apply for a work visa, assessing skill levels, and matching individuals to appropriate job roles.
Join our UK immigration lawyers Monica Atwal and Rebecca Hone as they discuss the implications of redundancies on visa-holding employees and the associated sponsor reporting duties.
Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) are biometric immigration documents that are issued to non-EEA nationals and EEA nationals, who have been granted permission to stay in the UK.
The UK government recently updated its guidance on right to work checks. This guidance, if implemented correctly, provides a statutory excuse (legal protection) against a civil penalty if found to be unknowingly employing illegal workers in the UK.
The Home Secretary has published a Statement of Changes in the Immigration Rules, with a phased rollout of changes commencing in April 2023. These changes will impact most of the work visa categories, including the Skilled Worker and Global Business Mobility routes.
When hiring or sponsoring migrant workers in the UK there are many mistakes that businesses can make.
UK businesses must have a sponsor licence to employ workers who do not have immigration permission to reside and work in the UK.