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Tier 2 PBS presents many complex rules and requirements - we take those complexities off your hands.

The Tier 2 sponsorship scheme enables employers to sponsor skilled workers from overseas to come to the UK and take roles that cannot be filled from within the resident labour market. It also enables international companies to transfer key personnel into the UK as intra- company transferees.

Over recent years, UK Government policy has introduced many constraints on the scheme as part of a drive to reduce net migration into the country. Routes to permanent residence have been taken away and an overarching quota has been applied to sponsorship under Tier 2 (General).

Employers rely on Magrath Sheldrick to work though a complex minefield of regulations, reducing compliance risk and maintaining a satisfied workforce.

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MAC Call For Evidence

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has been commissioned by the UK Government to assess the range at which salary thresholds should be set for sponsored migrants in the context of the future post-Brexit immigration system, due to be launched in 2021. In addition the committee has been asked to provide evidence based recommendations on how…

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New Graduate Route For International Students

The Government has announced that a new 2-year post study work visa for international students will be launched next year. The new “Graduate” route will be open to all international students who have valid UK immigration status as a student and have completed a course of study in any subject at undergraduate level or above…

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MAC To Review Australian Points Based System

The new Home Secretary, Priti Patel, has written to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) and instructed its members to add three more questions to their current review of salary levels for skilled workers in the context of Tier 2 sponsorship. The previous Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, commissioned this piece work in June 2019 and the…

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