Employing overseas nationals in the UK

Employing overseas nationals in the UK

Webinar recorded on Wednesday 24 April 2024

Are you employing or looking to hire overseas nationals to plug a skills gap or address staff shortages within your business? Would you like to understand the visa routes available to your business within the current UK immigration system?

In today's competitive and post-Brexit market for talent in the UK, the scarcity of skilled professionals is often a key challenge for employers, particularly entrepreneurial and ambitious businesses that are looking to scale and grow. Employing international talent can be a necessity, yet understanding and staying compliant with the complex and ever-changing UK immigration system is tricky at the best of times.

Getting it right is essential though and the Home Office has recently announced that civil penalties will triple for employers who breach Right to Work rules, raising from £15k to £45k for first offences from February 2024. In this webinar, Fozia Iqbal (Senior Business Immigration Solicitor) and Simon Gilmour (Head of Employment) will cover:

  • An overview of the current UK immigration system and the government’s aims and objectives for managing migration
  • The key routes to employing overseas nationals in the UK, including:
    • Sponsorship system – skilled workers and global business mobility
    • Visa routes that do not require job offers or sponsorship
    • Temporary workers
    • Other visa routes, eg Scale-Up visa
    • Closed categories to new applicants – eg Entrepreneur and EU Settlement Scheme
  • Important recent and upcoming immigration law changes introduced
  • Staying compliant and preventing illegal working

This webinar will help HR and recruitment professionals, business owners and in-house counsel understand the key options available for hiring overseas nationals in the UK and the obligations that come with that to be compliant. There will also be a chance for Q&A at the end of the session.

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