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High Potential, Scale UP and General Mobility Visas

UK Innovation Strategy – New Visas announced In the Government’s Innovation Strategy (Published July 2021) the government announced the introduction of three new visas. You can read about these here. The Visas are likely to become valid in Spring 2022. The precise rules for the visas have not yet been defined. However, the Government has […]

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How to avoid paying Social Security in two countries

Do you work overseas? Are you in danger of paying social security contributions twice? If you’re an employee or if you’re self-employed, and you’re working overseas, there’s a danger that you’ll find yourself paying your social security contributions (Called National Insurance or ‘NI’ in the UK) twice, ie social security contributions in the overseas country […]

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National Insurance – UK regulations for non-UK citizens

National Insurance – Your questions answered What is National Insurance? National Insurance (NI) is a tax that must be paid by anyone who works in the UK, earning over £184 per week. National Insurance was originally introduced as an ‘insurance scheme’ to provide benefits for those who can’t support themselves. However, it’s now viewed as […]

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Post-Brexit recognition by the UK of EU professional qualifications

During the UK’s membership of the EU, professional qualifications obtained in any EU country formed part of a reciprocal system. This permitted EU nationals to have their qualifications recognised across the EU, allowing them to practise their profession throughout the region. Since Brexit, that system no longer applies. However, as part of the EU withdrawal […]

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Skilled Workers Visa – how much does it really cost?

Helping UK companies with Overseas Employee Sponsorship Licences As I’m sure you know, free movement of workers between the EU and the UK has ended and we now have a new immigration system. This system requires both the UK company that will employ the worker and the EU worker to follow a complex and expensive […]

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Questions that need to be answered for the Sponsor Licence

What are the questions need to answer for the Sponsor Licence? Find below the questions (verbatim) that need to be answered in the first stage of the Sponsor Licence request:  Why are you applying for a sponsor licence?  What sector you operate in?  What are your opening/operating hours?  You must provide an up-to-date hierarchy chart detailing any owner, directors and board […]

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How to hire overseas workers post Brexit

Overview   Brexit came into force on 1 January 2021. From this date employers wanting to recruit from outside of the UK need to follow the new immigration system. In most cases, this means that the employee will need a Skilled Worker Visa. To get this the employee needs to:  have a job offer from a licenced sponsor  be applying for a […]

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5 Brexit changes

Overview Brexit came into force from 1 January 2021. In this note we remind you of five big Brexit changes. 1. Deadline for settled and pre-settled status has passed If you are an EU citizen, but you have already got the ‘Indefinite leave to remain’ or the ‘Indefinite leave to enter’, you have the right to continue to live, work and study in the United Kingdom after […]

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