There are new rules for businesses and EU nationals working in the UK, being enforced in January 2021. Please refer to https://www.gov.uk/transition for a full breakdown of what these means for your business or what this means for you personally as an employee who is not settled (Indefinite Leave / Permanent Residence) in the UK.

We have extensive experience in assisting businesses both in the UK and worldwide. A sponsor licence allows you to offer jobs to foreign migrants and EU nationals, these can be potential candidates already in the UK on another visa or candidates from outside the UK. We will advise you on the merits of your application for a sponsor licence, as well as how to manage this licence as it is very important you understand the responsibilities.

We understand that your business is your main priority and that as business owners, you have little time to spare. That is why we undertake full responsibility for your application, including visits to your business property and compliance analysis. We go above and beyond the requirements of the application to minimise any chance of a negative decision and to ensure a favourable outcome is as speedy as possible.

Before you can offer work to most foreign nationals – or continue to employ EEA nationals – you must have a Sponsorship Licence issued by the Home Office. This Sponsorship Licence will give your business the freedom to recruit internationally for the best candidate possible, however some categories of people will not need to be sponsored.

By holding a Sponsorship Licence the employer can issue a Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) to suitably qualified workers.

As EU nationals are now required to be sponsored to come to the UK to work, the Home Office have replaced the Tier 2 (General) visa with the Skilled Worker Visa. To see if your occupation meets the required skill level and salary, please refer to – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/skilled-worker-visa-going-rates-for-eligible-occupations/skilled-worker-visa-going-rates-for-eligible-occupation-codes.

EU nationals who are already in the UK living and working will have up to June 2021 to apply to the Home office under the EU Settlement Scheme – https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families.

Key Personnel

As the holder of a Sponsorship Licence you are responsible for your foreign national employees. There is a system in place called the Sponsor Management System (SMS) which allows certain allocated people to manage the sponsorship process. Each employer must allocate certain key personnel who will all have access to the SMS after the Sponsorship Licence has been granted. These people include: a) authorising officer b) key contact c) level 1 user and d) level 2 user.

We are committed to ensuring that your business is fully briefed on the stringent requirements of the Sponsor Management System (SMS) through providing a bespoke compliance service to guarantee you continue to meet the scrupulous needs of the Tier 2 system.

We have extensive experience in assisting businesses both in the UK and worldwide.  A sponsor licence allows you to offer jobs to foreign migrants, these can be potential candidates already here on a student visa or candidates from outside the UK.  We will advise you on the merits of your application for a sponsor licence, as well as how to manage this licence as it is very important you understand the responsibilities.

The Home Office take sponsor licences very seriously and we therefore make sure you as a business know what you should be doing.

We understand that your business is your main priority and that as business owners, you have little time to spare. That is why we undertake full responsibility for your application, including visits to your business property and compliance analysis. We go above and beyond the requirements of the application to minimise any chance of a negative decision and to ensure a favourable outcome is as speedy as possible.

Before you can offer work to most foreign nationals you must have a Sponsorship Licence issued by the Home Office. This Sponsorship Licence will give your business the freedom to recruit internationally for the best candidate possible, however some categories of people will not need to be sponsored.

By holding a Sponsorship Licence the employer can issue a Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) to suitably qualified workers.

There is a Register of Licenced Sponsors list available on the Home Office website.

Call us now on 02036937592 to see how we can help find the right solution for you.