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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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Skilled Worker Route

The new Skilled Worker Route will go live on 1 December 2020. This route replaces the Tier 2 Sponsorship scheme and is at the core of the new approach to UK immigration policy as the country prepares to leave the EU single market on 31 December 2020. The Home Office has now published an extensive…

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Immigration 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Minister of State for Future Borders and Immigration has agreed to be the keynote speaker and panellist at the last of our virtual Immigration 2021 events on 30 November. As we approach the end of 2020, global mobility policy and practice is at an unprecedented juncture. Three exceptional…

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Furlough Extension Guidance Published – But Many Questions Remain

Employers will be all too aware that until recently it looked as though the furlough, or Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), would end on 31 October 2020 and be replaced by the less generous Job Support Scheme. The CJRS was initially only extended to 31 January 2021. However, on 5 November 2020, Rishi Sunak announced…

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