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Illegal immigration is a hot topic right now. The Conservative government, led by Prime Minister, Theresa May, has steadfastly kept to a manifesto pledge of bringing immigration down into the tens of thousands (a figure which has never been achieved). At A Y & J Solicitors, our focus is on the people at the heart…

Tier 2 sponsors are finding it harder to keep their good sponsor ratings as UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) conducts increasing numbers of compliance audits. Statistics show that these audits are leading to more sponsors finding their licences suspended/revoked, and their entire skilled foreign workforce in jeopardy. Now that Article 50 has been triggered and…

There is a great deal of confusion around Tier 2 sponsor licence holders providing non-EEA skilled workers for third-party contracts. The issue is whether sponsors are acting as an employment agency (which is not permitted), or managing workers through contracts held by the company (which is permitted under strict circumstances). An example of unlawfully using…

Do you love a good curry? Curry houses are a stalwart British institution and for most people, the hotter, spicier and more authentic the curry, the better. But be warned; thanks to the current British government’s draconian immigration policy, curry houses and other SMEs who rely on migrant workers to thrive are struggling to stay…

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