Proposed immigration policies continue to pose problems for employers

Nov 18, 2019

HR magazine’s article ‘General Election: Immigration policies pose challenges for employers’ published 15 November. Interviewed by Rachel Muller-Heyndyk, Karen Kaur was asked what employers need to do if they want to retain a diverse workforce.

“Employers should prepare for an Australian-style points-based system.

The Conservative party continues to move ahead with their ‘points-based’ immigration system which focuses on an individual’s skills and English language proficiency.

As a result, planning is key. Where possible employers should obtain sponsorship for any future forecasting from non-EU countries, and secure their EU nationals in the UK before 1 January 2021.”

Karen added that Labour’s delay in outlining a coherent immigration policy is unhelpful to employers. “Labour has not announced its policy moving forward, which does not assist employers with future forecasting.”

Migrate UK’s advice remains the same, apply for pre-settled and settled status or, should an employee qualify, British Nationality, and by 31 December 2020 at the latest.

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