Rising costs and operational challenges are putting care homes and domiciliary care providers under strain, as they try to comply with Home Office sponsor licence regulations. A growing concern is the disparity between the work hours stated on foreign workers’ Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) and the actual hours given, which can adversely affect their visa status. According to Gavin Webster, Director of Immtell, this issue reflects the sector’s broader pressures rather than deliberate neglect.
Non-compliance with CoS terms can lead to severe Home Office sanctions, potentially causing staff to find new sponsorship or leave the UK, and disrupting the provider’s services. Inadvertent breaches often result from the sector’s tough conditions and confusion over compliance rules.
Webster emphasises the importance of careful navigation of sponsor duties to avoid significant consequences. He suggests that regular audits by immigration consultancies can prevent issues from drawing Home Office attention.
To remain compliant while providing essential services, care providers are advised to seek expert advice. Immtell offers support through email@example.com and online at www.immtell.com. Proper guidance helps balance operational sustainability with legal responsibilities, preserving their vital community role.