In comparison to pre-pandemic, remote and hybrid working has seen a dramatic increase within the UK. A survey by ACAS showed that 60% of employers have seen an increase in hybrid working. If you are an employer utilising hybrid and remote working arrangements, be aware there are issues when opening up these arrangements to overseas…

More UK companies are sponsoring foreign nationals to come and work in the United Kingdom due to the ongoing labour crisis in the country. Businesses that previously relied on the domestic labour market or employees from the EU are discovering that they are unable to fill up the positions and are therefore recruiting more international…

Hiring Internationally Trained Workers can help your organization grow in more than one ways For any organization, it might sometime get difficult to find the right employee, with a required skillset, for a certain job role. In that case, it is important to expand the bandwidth and  to employ overseas workers to meet your business…

Businesses and foreign job seekers alike, always want to collaborate with the top recruiting firms. Professionals are continually seeking the finest recruiting agencies that recruit expatriates, while businesses hunt for the best agencies to assist them in filling their position with foreign talent. However, given the number of options available in the market, it is…

Will changing the sponsored employee’s job duties affect your licence? Introduction Sponsors are under an obligation to ensure that they provide accurate information about the job role for which they are assigning a Certificate of Sponsorship.  They are also under a duty to report (to the Home Office) changes to the role, as and when…

Introduction Under current regulations, the process for renewing your sponsor licence is the same for all registered sponsors. You might be an employer who has held a sponsor licence since the inception of the points-based system in 2008. Or you may be a very newly registered sponsor under the new points-based system. Key Personnel of…

Many people plan their seasonal holidays and look forward to spending some well-earned downtime with family and friends.  As travel restrictions ease worldwide, it’s now much easier to book that last-minute trip and enjoy a quick getaway almost anywhere in the world. Visa processes, unfortunately, are not quite as flexible. Recent changes to the immigration…

Introduction Employers who are licensed by the Home Office to employ overseas skilled workers under the points-based system, have access to an online portal called the “Sponsor Management System” or “SMS”. Whether the sponsor licence holder is a company, group of companies, partnership, sole trade or any other relevant business structure, the online portal is…