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2203, 2017

3 Key Triggers of Business Immigration Risk

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Business, Business immigration, Global Mobility, Immigration audit, Immigration compliance training, Right to work, Sponsor licence, Tier 2|Comments Off on 3 Key Triggers of Business Immigration Risk

Employers may be surprised to learn that certain organisational changes can leave them open to breaches in immigration duties. Oversights and poor management of immigration issues can result in problems with retaining your sponsor licence and your ability to [...]

1703, 2017

How to Manage Risks of Senior Executive Business Travel

By | March 17th, 2017|Categories: Business, Business immigration, Global Mobility, Immigration compliance training|Comments Off on How to Manage Risks of Senior Executive Business Travel

Organisations should not underestimate the immigration compliance risks presented by senior executive business travel. With global business travel spend set to reach $1.6 trillion by 2020, the potential scale of globally-mobile senior executive business travel [...]

303, 2017

Immigration & UK Digital Strategy: The Missing Link?

By | March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Brexit, Business immigration, EU workers, Global Mobility, Tech & Digital|Comments Off on Immigration & UK Digital Strategy: The Missing Link?

In its newly published 'UK Digital Strategy', the Government has laid out its vision to digitally transform Britain through a long term plan of investment, training, education, and collaboration with the private sector. Amidst the [...]

2702, 2017

Selecting the Right Candidate for Overseas Assignment

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: Business, Business immigration, Global Mobility, Immigration consultancy, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Selecting the Right Candidate for Overseas Assignment

Given the level of investment required to enable effective international working, organisations have to see the value and return in their global mobility programmes. And while HR and mobility departments focus on building and maintaining the [...]

2102, 2017

Immigration Skills Charge & Rising Costs of Hiring Skilled Migrant Workers

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Brexit, Business immigration, Certificate of sponsorship, Education, EU workers, Healthcare, Oil & gas, Tech & Digital, Tier 2, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Immigration Skills Charge & Rising Costs of Hiring Skilled Migrant Workers

The latest planned changes to UK immigration rules take effect in April 2017. They bring with them considerable financial implications for employers of skilled workers from outside the EEA, namely those hiring under the Tier [...]

1802, 2017

6 Steps to Future-Proof Your Talent Mobility

By | February 18th, 2017|Categories: Business, Business immigration, Global Mobility, Uncategorised|Comments Off on 6 Steps to Future-Proof Your Talent Mobility

How can organisations build and nurture a sustainable and globally-capable workforce for the future? Employers need to look no further than tomorrow's leaders - the so-called 'millennials'. Much research has been carried out into millennials in the workplace, [...]

302, 2017

3 Signs you could be breaching your Immigration Duties

By | February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Business, Business immigration, civil penalty, Education, Global Mobility, Healthcare, illegal immigrants, Immigration audit, Immigration compliance training, Oil & gas, Right to work, Tech & Digital, Uncategorised|Comments Off on 3 Signs you could be breaching your Immigration Duties

The Home Office’s high-visibility, low-tolerance stance toward illegal working, combined with the current political climate, has pushed immigration compliance high up the business risk agenda. UKVI figures show that between April and June 2016, 887 [...]

3101, 2017

Planned changes to UK Immigration Rules April 2017

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Business immigration, Certificate of sponsorship, Global Mobility, Tier 2, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Planned changes to UK Immigration Rules April 2017

As a reminder, the following changes affecting business immigration are planned to take effect in April this year: Tier 2 salary threshold increases The second stage of minimum annual salary increases announced last year will [...]

2301, 2017

Immigration Compliance – A Measure of Success

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Business, Business immigration, Education, Global Mobility, Healthcare, Immigration audit, Immigration compliance training, Oil & gas, Tech & Digital, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Immigration Compliance – A Measure of Success

Top tips for measuring immigration compliance cost, return and performance levels There is clearly value to any organisation of avoiding non-compliance with its immigration duties and the resulting consequences – civil penalties, operational disruption, reputational [...]

1801, 2017

Global Mobility & Business Immigration Trends 2017

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: Brexit, Business immigration, Education, Global Mobility, Healthcare, Immigration audit, Oil & gas, Sponsor licence, Tech & Digital, Tier 2, Uncategorised|0 Comments

What are the trends UK employers and HR teams can expect in global mobility and business immigration in 2017? HR compliance The Home Office is taking an increasingly tough stance with employers for failing to [...]

1601, 2017

Overseas Criminal Record Certificates Extended to Tier 2

By | January 16th, 2017|Categories: Business immigration, Certificate of sponsorship, EU workers, Sponsor licence, Tier 2|0 Comments

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants within education and healthcare required to provide overseas Criminal Record Certificate  New duty placed on education and healthcare sector employers to inform applicants of requirement  Rules for Overseas [...]

812, 2016

Fluency Duty & Foreign Workers: A New HR Compliance Risk

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: EU workers, Global Mobility, Healthcare, Immigration compliance training, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Fluency Duty & Foreign Workers: A New HR Compliance Risk

The Government has published a Code of Practice aimed at helping public sector employers comply with their 'fluency duty' under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016. Under the Act, public sector workers in customer-facing [...]

2711, 2016

Tech Start-Ups – Hiring from Overseas

By | November 27th, 2016|Categories: Business immigration, Certificate of sponsorship, Sponsor licence, Tech & Digital, Tier 2, Tier 4, Uncategorised|0 Comments

If you are a tech start-up, finding the right talent is critical to the future success of your venture. However, according to a recent parliamentary report, 'Digital Skills Crisis', the current domestic market is in short supply of skilled [...]

1911, 2016

UK Registered Traveller Service expanded to 16 new countries

By | November 19th, 2016|Categories: Business immigration, Education, Global Mobility, Student Visa, Tier 2, Tier 4, UK Visa, Uncategorised, Visitor visa|0 Comments

The Home Office has announced the expansion of its Registered Traveller Service to include 16 additional countries.  Membership will now be open to passengers from: Argentina Belize Brazil Brunei Chile Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala [...]