DavidsonMorris – Immigration blog 2017-01-07T17:59:56+00:00

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1605, 2017

Why you might not have to pay a fine for illegal workers

By | May 16th, 2017|Categories: Business immigration, civil penalty|Comments Off on Why you might not have to pay a fine for illegal workers

The Home Office is continuing in its highly stringent approach to illegal employment enforcement. For employers, failure to meet your UK immigration compliance duties can result in a fine for illegal workers. Immigration breaches are more [...]

804, 2017

Remaining in the UK following a Relationship Breakdown

By | April 8th, 2017|Categories: Children, Civil partnership visa, Indefinite Leave to Remain, Marriage Visa, Sponsor licence, Spouse visa, UK Visa|0 Comments

The breakdown of a relationship between a couple with international backgrounds can lead to complex immigration issues, especially when one partner relies on the other’s immigration status to remain in the UK. Civil partnership dissolution, divorce [...]

204, 2017

Tier 5 Visa for Short-Term Skills Gaps

By | April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Business, Business immigration, Certificate of sponsorship, Education, Sponsor licence, Tier 2, UK Visa, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Tier 5 Visa for Short-Term Skills Gaps

While the Tier 2 (General) visa remains the main entry route to the UK for skilled workers, recent changes to the Immigration Rules may precipitate employers exploring alternative immigration options to meet talent needs. Among the alternative [...]

3003, 2017

New Immigration Charge on Care Homes Employing Tier 2 Foreign Workers 

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: Certificate of sponsorship, Healthcare, Sponsor licence, Tier 2|Comments Off on New Immigration Charge on Care Homes Employing Tier 2 Foreign Workers 

In the Government’s latest move to reduce net migration and revive the domestic labour market, as of 6 April 2017, employers will have to pay an ‘Immigration Skills Charge’ to bring skilled foreign workers to [...]

2603, 2017

Guide to UK Business Visas for Non-EEA Citizens

By | March 26th, 2017|Categories: Business, Business immigration, Global Mobility, Right to work, Tier 1, Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Tier 1 Investor, Tier 2, UK Visa, Uncategorised|0 Comments

The UK is facing a huge challenge in staying attractive for global business. Despite a backdrop of Brexit negotiations and the UK Government's pledge to reduce net migration, the economy will continue to rely on both [...]

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 [...]