Only 2% of businesses hold sponsor licence to hire migrant workers from next year

May 15, 2020

Jonathan Beech featured in Personnel Today, The Business Magazine, HR Magazine and Advogroup

After 31 December 2020, both EU and non-EU citizens will be treated equally under the UK’s new immigration rules and organisations will require a sponsor licence, issued by the Home Office, to access talent from abroad.

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As it stands, just 2% of UK organisations will be able to employ overseas workers from January 2021, when the points-based immigration system is set to be introduced.

Applications for a sponsor licence take around three months to process, but are taking much longer due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Migrate UK can help with your sponsor licence application. Contact us on 01235 841 568