2020 has been a year of change, challenge, and uncharted territory for organizations everywhere, and as the UK moves forward with its departure from the European Union (EU), UK employers must prepare for even further upcoming changes. 

From 1 January 2021, UK employers will be faced with several significant immigration changes:

  • All EU nationals entering the UK for work will be subject to immigration permission and will require a skilled worker visa under the new points-based immigration system.
     
  • Organizations must be a Home Office licensed sponsor to recruit and employ anyone from outside the UK (including EU citizens). 


With an increasingly mobile workforce, a Sponsor Licence is a key tool to attracting and retaining top global talent, and Newland Chase anticipates that the UK authorities will see a surge of licence activity in the upcoming months.

We are on hand to assist businesses in getting a head start on preparing for these changes.  

  • If your organization is not a licensed sponsor and will need to sponsor eligible skilled workers from 1 January 2021, you should begin the application process now.
     
  • All employers – regardless of current Sponsor Licence status – are advised to undertake a general ‘health check’ in the run up to the new system to ensure that the licence is primed and ready for next year.


Submit the form on this page to request a custom Sponsor Licence evaluation for your company with one of our experts.

The requirements are also changing for UK Nationals working in the EU. To learn more visit our Brexit resource hub here.