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Webinar: Employing Overseas Nationals in the UK

Date & time: Wednesday 24 April 2024 | 1:00PM – 2:00PM GMT

Are you employing or looking to hire overseas nationals to plug a skills gap or address staff shortages within your business? Perhaps you would like to understand more about the visa routes available to your business within the current UK immigration landscape?

In today’s competitive and post-Brexit market for talent in the UK, the scarcity of skilled professionals is often a significant challenge, particularly for businesses in the care industry. Employing overseas workers can be a necessity yet understanding and staying compliant with the complex and ever-changing UK immigration system can be difficult.

With the Home Office’s increased scrutiny on compliance in the care sector and civil penalties tripling for employers who breach Right to Work rules (raising from £15,000 to £45,000 for first offences from February 2024), getting it right is essential.

In this free to attend 1-hour webinar, Fozia Iqbal, Senior Business Immigration Solicitor at Harper James, will cover:

  • An overview of the current UK immigration system and the Government’s aims and objectives for managing migration
  • The key routes to employing overseas nationals in the UK, including:
    • The current sponsorship system – skilled workers and global business mobility
    • Visa routes that do not require job offers or sponsorship
    • Temporary workers
    • Other visa routes – (eg the Scale-Up visa)
    • Closed categories to new applicants – (eg Entrepreneur and EU Settlement Scheme)
  • Important recent and upcoming immigration law changes introduced
  • Staying compliant and preventing illegal working

There will also be a chance for questions at the end of the session.

This webinar will help owners, managers, HR and recruitment professionals, directors and c-suite members understand the key options available for hiring overseas talent in the UK, as well as the obligations required to be and remain compliant.

For more information and to register for this free webinar, please sign up via the Harper James website.