Two major developments have been announced, changing the ways in which employers need to deal with immigration issues.
Following the June updates to the Employer’s guide to right to work (RTW) checks, the Home Office has now issued an updated Right to Work Checklist. Employers should make sure that they consider this checklist and replace any previous checklists they may have been using as part of their recruitment processes. Where cases arise that cause any potential uncertainty, employers should seek appropriate legal support to make sure they are not exposing the organisation to any unnecessary risks, particularly if the organisation holds a Sponsor Licence.
Additionally, the Government has issued further information around the Graduate Visa route. The new Graduate Route allows eligible international students to work, or look for work, for two years after completing their courses. For employers this is an opportunity to recruit international talent regardless of whether or not they have a sponsor licence. It also provides a potentially cost effective route for recruitment without incurring the usual costs involved in sponsoring a migrant worker (at least for a short period of time).
Bevan Brittan support and advise a wide range of clients in dealing with their often complex business immigration issues. Please contact us if you have any questions about the new guidance.