With the dawn of the new political era, many immigrants and employers in the UK may feel unsure about the future of immigration to the UK. However, what is known so far is that the main legacy of the previous government, the points-based regime, particularly the level 1 and level 2 regimes, will be implemented by the new conservative-liberal alliance with stricter standards likely to be presented in the coming months.
New Immigration Minister Damian Green has yet to make a full statement, but immigration “limits” have been widely advertised to immigrants from outside the European Union as a specific priority for the conservative Party. Likewise, the amnesty of the Liberal Democrats defended in its electoral declaration will not be followed by a government that could already feel pressure to make unpopular decisions on the national scene to fight against the worsening of the economic deficit. Immigration, as always, will remain a burning political issue in Westminster as in your local cafes, although the benefits that migrants offer remain undeniable by filling vacancies that stable workers cannot fill and often provide valuable services to the older British population as well as paying taxes (immigrants cannot access public funds).
Rules for Employers
For UK employers, adhering to sponsor guidelines should remain a key priority in their HR practices for hiring and retaining employees. Failure to comply with these provisions may result in civil penalties and criminal prosecution of up to two years on the indictment for knowingly employing illegal immigrants. Therefore, UK employers will continue to be registered with the UK Border Agency and will have to demonstrate their ability to fulfill their obligations as sponsors such as record keeping and reporting and to ensure that their employees are eligible for performing this specific work in accordance with the standard. labor law and level 2 standards.
The requirements will likely be reviewed as part of the Level 1 program for highly skilled immigrants who no longer need a sponsor in the coming months, with a focus on lifting ratios for external wages. Migra & Co has extensive experience in all immigration categories and if you are concerned about your current or future options, please contact us to discuss your immigration requirements or requirements.