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If you are a sponsor licence holding employer who recruits internationally, or you are an overseas national who is planning to apply for a visa or extend your stay in the UK, then you may want to know about significant proposed changes in the Immigration Health Surcharge. This is a fee that most visa applicants […]

We are delighted to invite you to our SPECIAL EDITION in-person breakfast workshop, taking place at our Sheffield offices on 12th September 2023. During this workshop, employment specialist Tom Draper, accompanied by SPECIAL GUESTS Ashley Stothard (Immigration) and Rebecca Rudd (Tax), will be covering a whole host of tricky but essential topics for managers, recruiters and HR […]

On 13 July 2023, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced that visa application fees and the immigration health surcharge will rise significantly. The announcement came after a speech regarding an increase in public sector wages. Mr Sunak confirmed that part of the funding for the wage increase will be raised from the foreign migrants who come […]

The United Kingdom’s immigration system has undergone significant changes in recent years, reflecting the evolving digital landscape of global migration. One crucial aspect of immigration processing is the collection and use of biometric data, such as fingerprints and facial recognition. Biometric data plays a vital role in ID verification and security checks. Biometric reuse in […]

A business visitor is a visitor who comes to the UK for a period of up to 6 months to carry out permitted business-related activities. Business visitors are distinct from workers as they are not permitted to be employed in the UK. Which visitors require a visa? Whether a business visitor will require a visa […]

Several fishing occupations will be added to the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) in time for summer following recommendations from the Migratory Advisory Committee (MAC). The Home Office has announced that the following roles will be added to the Shortage Occupation List: Share Fisherman; Trawler Skippers; and Experienced Deckhands. The benefit of including a role in […]

A report published by The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has found that in the financial year 2021/2022, international students contributed a net income of £37.4 billion to the UK economy. This is a 58% net increase from the financial year 2015-2016. The report considers students from a range of higher education courses from pathway […]

Join us in Milton Keynes for this half day employment seminar where we will be covering: best practice for conducting the disciplinary process, including top tips for investigations and the new ACAS guidance on suspensions protecting your data when staff leave an update on Right to Work. Join Freeths Partners Christopher Sing (Employment), William Richmond-Coggan […]

Employers in the UK have a responsibility to prevent illegal Employers who are found to be employing workers illegally are liable for criminal, and civil penalties, and can suffer reputational damage. Robust right to work policies should be implemented by all employers to help protect against these risks, the most important of which are set […]

The Home Office has relaxed the rules regarding delays to start dates for sponsored workers. Under the previous rules, sponsors were required to stop sponsoring migrant workers if their work start dates were delayed by more than 28 days from whichever was the latest of: The start day on the worker’s Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS); […]

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