Employing migrant workers in the UK

Employing migrant workers in the UK

An employer’s ability to quickly recruit key personnel may be a crucial factor in its continued success. Where workers cannot be recruited to a vacancy locally, it may be necessary to widen the scope of the search to include the possibility of employing workers from outside of the UK.

Following Brexit, the UK’s new immigration system will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally. Anyone you want to hire from outside the UK will need to apply for permission in advance under the amended points-based immigration system. We anticipate that the most commonly used route will be the “Skilled Worker” visa, which replaces the previously named Tier 2 (General) visa.

Workers coming to the UK from outside of the UK are referred to as ‘migrant workers’ or ‘migrants’.

DC Employment Solicitors can provide legal advice on the following:

  • The updated points-based system.
  • Sponsor’s Licence applications.
  • Sponsoring a migrant under the new points-based system.

If you would like to know more, or need help with applying for a Sponsor Licence, please call Laurence Dunn on 01962 714873, or Louis Howlett on 01962 670713.

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