September 11

Employing overseas workers


As the transition period comes to an end on 31 December 2020 the free movement of people will end, bringing significant changes to the way businesses operate from the coming year onward.  Businesses that have in the past relied on employing EU nationals will now need to have a sponsorship licence before they can do so, unless the person they are employing has settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).

The new immigration system removes the resident labour market test and lowers the required skill level from RQF6 to RQF3, and this, as well as changes to the minimum salary thresholds, means that working in the UK will become a more viable option for many people across the world, increasing the need for sponsorship licences and a robust system to administer them.

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