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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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Tier 2 Sponsor Compliance

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